95 or 81

Aug 14th, 2017, 04:58 PM
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95 or 81

Traveling from Charlottesville Va. to Westerly RI, I have never driven north of Baltimore. I want to break up my trip half way which would put me near Wilmington the first night. Any suggestions for good seafood in that area. I would like any input on the difference of going 95 vs 81 or just keep to 95. If I take 81 what would you consider halfway. Thanks.
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Aug 14th, 2017, 06:07 PM
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Take the I-83 exit north of Baltimore (toward York PA). Tie into I-81 NE of Harrisburg. Spend the night somewhere between Harrisburg and Scranton. Take I-84 east from Scranton to get to CT.
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Aug 15th, 2017, 03:54 AM
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Starting at Charlottesville, take I64 west to I81, then north to Scranton, then i84 east through Connecticut, and pick up I95 for the last few miles. Yes, it's a bit longer and a bit more time, but a more leisurely drive than the insanity of I95.

Lots of motels/hotels along I81 between Harrisburg and Scranton.
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Aug 15th, 2017, 05:07 AM
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Thanks for the replies, I will look into it further.
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Aug 15th, 2017, 05:12 AM
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I 81 can get equally insane. I've experienced frightening truck traffic from Pennsylvania line south.
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Aug 15th, 2017, 05:31 AM
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Everyone talks about the truck traffic on 81. There are trucks on every interstate I've ever driven.
I would take the 81 route over 95 any day.

Google maps tells you a lot IMO--the 81 route is appriciably further in mileage but just minutes different in time. Getting through NYC is easier via 81.

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Aug 15th, 2017, 06:14 AM
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I've driven on many interstates and turnpikes and I stand by my statement about the trucks on I-81. I've experienced nothing else like it....and that includes the roads in the NYC metropolitan area, where I live.

All I can give is opinion based on my experiences.
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Aug 15th, 2017, 08:20 AM
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Me too. o) And also lived in NYC
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