My DH and I are driving from Maine in mid-October. We are leaving between 3 and 4 am on a Monday. We are trying to decide on two routes. We did 84-81-66-17-95 last year and hit a lot of traffic from Fredrickburg, Va to the NC border. This year we are deciding between 81-64-288-95 and 81-77-26-95. Is 288 around Richmond, VA completed? How is the traffic around Charlotte, NC? Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.