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avoiding tunnels driving from Atlanta to Mobile, AL

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avoiding tunnels driving from Atlanta to Mobile, AL

Hello,

I will be taking a trip this weekend to Mobile Alabama and Mon Luis for family business. I have an anxiety disorder that has made me extremely claustrophobic. As a result I avoid tunnels. I have searched on line and saw that Mobile has 2 tunnels. Can anyone tell me if there are any tunnels on the drive there? If so could you suggest an alternate route?

I am not flying because of the anxiety disorder and claustrophobia. I am in therapy for this (I only mention this because in the past people have suggested those two things). :)

I appreciate any suggestions. Thanks a bunch!

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1. Re: avoiding tunnels driving from Atlanta to Mobile, AL

If you take I 86 to I 65 to I 10 you can avoid the tunnels. The tunnels are actually more in the downtown area on I 10 as you are going east toward Pensacola.

Just use Hwy 90 or the surface streets and you should be fine.

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2. Re: avoiding tunnels driving from Atlanta to Mobile, AL

Here are some directions once you get near to Mobile to avoid the tunnels.

Here are the nickel directions around the tunnel traffic. Off of I-10 in Alabama take the Canal/Water Street Exit (#26 A/B) off the interstate. That will take you to U.S. Highway 90.Technically you will be on Government street. Take Highway 90/Government Street to the east through the heart of Mobile. It is a residential and local business street so there are traffic lights and stop signs to contend with. Government Street will take you to the "Old Tunnel".

This will open out onto Battleship Parkway, which is still Highway 90 and also referred to as Old Spanish Trail locally. I don't know why it has three names but this is Alabama. Regardless of what you call the darn road it will carry you back to I-10 east.

If you feel the I-10 traffic is still to heavy at the interchange you can stay on Old Spanish Trail, Battleship Parkway, U.S. 90 all the way across Mobile Bay. You will then have to follow the signs to get back to I-10.

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3. Re: avoiding tunnels driving from Atlanta to Mobile, AL

Thank you so very much for taking the time to respond. I appreciate it very much and it is very helpful! :)

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