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#1 User is offline   GoBucs21 

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 04:16 PM

If you are driving through the DC area this summer for your vacation, especially from Thursday night to Sunday night, do it very early in the morning or very late at night. If you going south on 95 from DC or Maryland, you can expect to sit in traffic for two hours or more from Springfield to Fredericksburg VA from noon to 9pm. Without traffic, that is about a 40 minute drive (or less). Traffic beyond Fredericksburg to Richmond will be slow through about 9pm. On Sundays, just reverse the trip but the times stay the same. I can't recommend enough that if you are going to any of the VA, NC, or SC beaches this summer, avoid driving through the DC area on the weekends. If you must drive through here, add 4 to 5 hours on to any driving estimate you get.
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Posted 21 May 2015 - 04:43 PM

If you're going from Pittsburgh, get off the turnpike at Breezewood and go get on I-70. Take it to I-81 and then hit I-66. Get off on Rt 17 and take that to Fredericksburg and get on I-95 there.
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Posted 21 May 2015 - 04:48 PM

My family will be down in Leesburg VA this July for a softball tournament for my daughter. Heading down from NJ we will be sure to stay clear of the DC area. We may go into DC for the obligatory tourist crap once or twice. Yay.

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 04:53 PM

View PostUtterly Irredeemable, on 21 May 2015 - 04:43 PM, said:

If you're going from Pittsburgh, get off the turnpike at Breezewood and go get on I-70. Take it to I-81 and then hit I-66. Get off on Rt 17 and take that to Fredericksburg and get on I-95 there.


This. Although I think you meant to include getting off I-70 onto US 522 and take that to I-81 (via Rt 37 Winchester bypass). Although that stretch of US 17 going into Fredericksburg has gotten kinda bad as well, and has been under various states of construction the last couple of years. My advice is not to get into the far right line for I-95 S until you absolutely have to.
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Posted 21 May 2015 - 05:46 PM

Alternate route: take parkway to airport. Get on plane. Drink. Get off plane. Take cab to destination.
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Posted 21 May 2015 - 05:58 PM

So Pittsburgh and DC traffic suck...so the norm
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Posted 21 May 2015 - 06:17 PM

I will be in DC twice in the upcoming weeks, thanks for the heads up
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Posted 21 May 2015 - 06:18 PM

Thanks all.

Heading to OBX this summer. This information will be very helpful.
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Posted 21 May 2015 - 06:29 PM

View PostPF82, on 21 May 2015 - 04:53 PM, said:

This. Although I think you meant to include getting off I-70 onto US 522 and take that to I-81 (via Rt 37 Winchester bypass). Although that stretch of US 17 going into Fredericksburg has gotten kinda bad as well, and has been under various states of construction the last couple of years. My advice is not to get into the far right line for I-95 S until you absolutely have to.


True, though 522 can be slow going through Berkeley Springs. The absolute fastest way is to go to Cumberland, Maryland via either 79 to 68 or using 40 or some other combination. Then get off the Industrial Blvd Exit and 51 into WV - turns into Rt 9. Then that hooks up with Rt 127 (I think that's the number), which runs into 522 south of the Berkeley Springs mess.
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Posted 21 May 2015 - 06:37 PM

View PostUtterly Irredeemable, on 21 May 2015 - 06:29 PM, said:

True, though 522 can be slow going through Berkeley Springs. The absolute fastest way is to go to Cumberland, Maryland via either 79 to 68 or using 40 or some other combination. Then get off the Industrial Blvd Exit and 51 into WV - turns into Rt 9. Then that hooks up with Rt 127 (I think that's the number), which runs into 522 south of the Berkeley Springs mess.


It is, but that's a pretty rough ride. Very windy. But have taken it many times.

I'm headed south tomorrow so wish me luck. Try and scoot around 95 a bit, but there's not much I can do about it. With two kids, I'm not getting out half as early as I'd like, that's for sure.
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Posted 21 May 2015 - 06:40 PM

I hear trains are a pretty good way to go.
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Posted 21 May 2015 - 06:51 PM

If you are going to Cleveland - take the nearest exit, turn around, and go the hell home.
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Posted 21 May 2015 - 06:58 PM

View Posthir51, on 21 May 2015 - 06:18 PM, said:

Thanks all.

Heading to OBX this summer. This information will be very helpful.


Try to avoid going over the bridge to OBX any time after 9:00AM if you have a weekly rental that starts on a Saturday. Everyone else has the same thing and is trying to get there. I stay overnight just outside that area then hop over the bridge early in the AM. That bridge is a raging clusterfuck after 9:00 AM Saturday.

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 07:03 PM

View PostUtterly Irredeemable, on 21 May 2015 - 06:29 PM, said:

True, though 522 can be slow going through Berkeley Springs. The absolute fastest way is to go to Cumberland, Maryland via either 79 to 68 or using 40 or some other combination. Then get off the Industrial Blvd Exit and 51 into WV - turns into Rt 9. Then that hooks up with Rt 127 (I think that's the number), which runs into 522 south of the Berkeley Springs mess.


This.

I-79 to I-68 to I-70 is relatively stress-free route to Baltimore, too.
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Posted 21 May 2015 - 07:36 PM

View PostUtterly Irredeemable, on 21 May 2015 - 06:29 PM, said:

True, though 522 can be slow going through Berkeley Springs. The absolute fastest way is to go to Cumberland, Maryland via either 79 to 68 or using 40 or some other combination. Then get off the Industrial Blvd Exit and 51 into WV - turns into Rt 9. Then that hooks up with Rt 127 (I think that's the number), which runs into 522 south of the Berkeley Springs mess.

68 and 40 are both basically my backyard. That's the way I'll be heading.
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Posted 21 May 2015 - 07:39 PM

View Posttobaccoroad, on 21 May 2015 - 06:58 PM, said:

Try to avoid going over the bridge to OBX any time after 9:00AM if you have a weekly rental that starts on a Saturday. Everyone else has the same thing and is trying to get there. I stay overnight just outside that area then hop over the bridge early in the AM. That bridge is a raging clusterfuck after 9:00 AM Saturday.

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I'm debating this. I can get in there early (I'd be leaving just after dinner) and be tired as fuck while trying to wait out my 4pm check-in. I booked in January and the early 1pm checkins were no longer available.

OR I could lolly-gag into town around 4pm and just go about my day. I'll sit in a bunch of traffic before the bridge but I'm taking two cars. The kids will be in the car with my wife and father-in-law. I'll be with luggage. What's the lesser of two evils?
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Posted 21 May 2015 - 07:42 PM

Hate to challenge GoBucs here, but this is a bit overblown. I live in DC and visit my father in Pittsburgh once or twice each summer. We drive back on Sundays, leaving Pittsburgh around 10:00 am. We go the straight route ---- PA turnpike to I-70 to I-270. Breezewood can be a pain, but the trip usually takes four to four-and-half hours. I admit that we usually take Friday off and get an early jump on the weekend traffic out of DC.

I-68 to I-70 is smooth, but it's much longer and in my experience not worth the extra miles.
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Posted 21 May 2015 - 08:17 PM

View Posthir51, on 21 May 2015 - 07:39 PM, said:

I'm debating this. I can get in there early (I'd be leaving just after dinner) and be tired as fuck while trying to wait out my 4pm check-in. I booked in January and the early 1pm checkins were no longer available.

OR I could lolly-gag into town around 4pm and just go about my day. I'll sit in a bunch of traffic before the bridge but I'm taking two cars. The kids will be in the car with my wife and father-in-law. I'll be with luggage. What's the lesser of two evils?


Well you've already won 9/10ths of the battle by NOT being in the car with the wife, kids and father in law. Well played sir. Have them get there early and spend the morning/early afternoon at the beach. You hang back. Have a beer. Maybe go to a strip club. Get some blow. Then go over the bridge whenever the fuck you feel like it.

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 08:51 PM

View PostCRIMHEAD, on 21 May 2015 - 06:37 PM, said:

It is, but that's a pretty rough ride. Very windy. But have taken it many times.

I'm headed south tomorrow so wish me luck. Try and scoot around 95 a bit, but there's not much I can do about it. With two kids, I'm not getting out half as early as I'd like, that's for sure.

Go as early as you can. Most of the schools around here will be on a half day schedule and the federal government will implement the 59 minute rule.

95S was awful today at 330pm. Tomorrow is will be worse earlier.

If you don't have an EZpass get one. You can at least avoid the slow downs through Quantico.
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Posted 21 May 2015 - 08:51 PM

View PostUtterly Irredeemable, on 21 May 2015 - 06:29 PM, said:

True, though 522 can be slow going through Berkeley Springs. The absolute fastest way is to go to Cumberland, Maryland via either 79 to 68 or using 40 or some other combination. Then get off the Industrial Blvd Exit and 51 into WV - turns into Rt 9. Then that hooks up with Rt 127 (I think that's the number), which runs into 522 south of the Berkeley Springs mess.


If I lived closer to 79 Id probably go that way. The worst traffic Ive hit in Berkley Springs has usually been when the schools get out in the afternoon (when Ive traveled that way for work). Nowadays I'm only traveling that way during Christmas or the summer and haven't had any major issues.

What they really need is a I-70 to I-81 spur from Big Pool to Martinsburg. Unfortunately that cuts eifht through a big mountain ridge.
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