I am traveling from NC to Peoria, IL later this week to go to my daughter's SAE Baja event. Google Maps and Mapquest are telling me to go on Kentucky HWY 9 (AKA the 'AA' HWY) from Grayson KY to I-275 to I-471 to US 50 to I-71 to I-74 going right through downtown CIN. I am not familiar with this route and will be doing this portion of the trip probably in the late morning rush hour on Thursday morning. Is this a bad idea?
Normally I go to southern IL so I stay on I-64 but going to Peoria asks me to take a more northern route that I am unfamiliar with. Please help me so that I don't end up with bad ideas of aggressive driving or worse. Thanks in advance.