I'm needing to make a drive from Bentonville, AR to Columbus, OH in order to go to graduate school. I'd like to minimize my number of interstate merges and the complexity of those merges since I had an accident on a merge on the Interstate a couple years ago.
I looked up the route on google maps and on my Garmin Nuvi. It suggests taking Interstate 71 north of Bentonville, then merging onto interstate 44 and going east for a while. It then uses quite a few other interstates with all sorts of different merges - 270, 255, 70, 57, 70, 65, 70, 670.
I'm a bit worried about merges on interstates I'm not familiar with as well as large city traffic. Does anyone know of a simple, easy route that is for the most part a straight shot from Arkansas to Ohio? I'd like to use interstates most of the way but stick to a small number of them even if it means winding around with a given interstate for a while longer. I also would like to not have any strange merges.