Map of the area
Concord is a bedroom community of Charlotte. You can see on the map (enlarge) that it is conveniently located on Interstate 85 which runs from Petersburg, Virginia through to Montgomery, Alabama. Concord runs through several exits, but many visitors to Concord use exit 49 to go to the mall or the racetrack.
Shortcut to Charlotte from Roanoke
I usually would drive to Concord using 81 South to 77 South and then get on I85... well, I found a time saving route... take 220 South and stay on it so that it becomes 68, take a short stint on 65, then cut to 158, then 421 briefly, then 52 and it becomes 85, i used this last time and even in race traffic it took just under 3 hours, my friends took the other route and it took them 4.
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