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Driving from Ogunquit to PVD and bypassing Boston...

Old Mar 7th, 2004, 05:53 PM
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Driving from Ogunquit to PVD and bypassing Boston...

Checked Freetrip for directions from Ogunquit to PVD and they would have me go thru/by Boston. Assuming there would be alot of traffic that way. What is best way to go, how long a drive is it, and what time should I leave to make a 12noon flight out of PVD? Thanks,
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Old Mar 7th, 2004, 06:05 PM
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Just take I-95 south for about 125 miles! It loops around Boston, where the locals call it Route 128, and goes straight to PVD/Warwick. I believe that mapquest.com will give you this route.

What day of the week is your flight?
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Old Mar 8th, 2004, 05:00 AM
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You can also go 95-S, then pick up 495-South at the NH/MA. border. Exit at 295 S. and follow signs to airport. This is a nice way to go, as you also avoid Providence, which can have a lot of traffic.
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Old Mar 8th, 2004, 05:08 AM
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If you follow jd's directions and take 495 South, you have to exit at Route 95 South in Foxboro and take that to Route 295 South.
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That's a lot of extra miles, time, and changes, just to avoid a little mid-morning Providence traffic.
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Old Mar 8th, 2004, 05:28 AM
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The Rt 495 option will probably have less traffic. That's the one we take.
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Old Mar 8th, 2004, 06:39 AM
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Sorry about the mistake. You do take 495 to 95S to 295. I know this looks longer on the map, but the traffic is much lighter on this route, and depending on the time of day, it makes a huge difference not going right thru Providence. Traffic here can be very heavy.
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jd has it. Maine Turnpike to 495 to 95 to 295. It sounds crazy, but 95 does take longer and is a more difficult drive. The Providence part of 95 is one of the worst hiways in America. Lanes dissapear without much notice. It's a crazy road that we all try to avoid.
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Old Mar 8th, 2004, 07:14 AM
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it's a 2 1/2 hour to 3 hour drive.
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I think the term" heavy traffic" in Providence may be relative.

I fly into Providence frequently and drive to to a Boston 'burb.

Even driving through Providence at the evening rush hour , I find traffic to be far lighter than I see in the Washington, DC area.

Certainly, traffic will be heavier than in Maine, but it may not be as bad as you think....especially compared to Boston.

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