GETTING THROUGH THE BELTWAY AT RUSH HOUR

Jun 23rd, 2010, 07:43 AM
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weimarer you are awesome! check back to this thread on Saturday night (or Monday) and i'll let you all know how it went
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Jun 23rd, 2010, 08:21 AM
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From the intersection of 95, 495, and 395 to Quantico and beyond is a horrible nightmare in every month except perhaps the dead of winter. And that is without accidents.

Either follow weimarer's advice OR get off the road somewhere around Baltimore from 3 until 7. Go to a movie, get dinner, take a hike, then get back on the road.

I drive a great deal from Richmond to Boston. It is an easy one day trip northbound as long as I hit the GW or Tappan Zee by 3. Driving south, if I hit the Beltway at 3, I get to Richmond about 7:30 -- 4 1/2 hours for what should be a 2 1/2 hour drive.
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Jun 23rd, 2010, 08:49 AM
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Interesting
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Jun 23rd, 2010, 09:16 AM
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I can't comment on all the alternate routes given, but I can echo the remarks of all those saying I-95 is a nightmare esp on a Friday. Even on days other than a Friday traffic is awful on I-95. We have done the Rte 301 to and from Richmond and it's much more pleasureable then being stuck on I-95. If you like barbeque there are a couple good places u can stop around the Waldof, MD. I would give one of the alternative routes a try or delay your trip a few hours so u miss DC rush hour.
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Jun 23rd, 2010, 09:28 AM
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Echoing the sentiments that DC to Fredericksburg is its own special circle of hell, esp. on a summer Friday.

If I'm not leaving DC by 2:30 pm, then I do what Ackislander does...chill somewhere until 7 or 7:30 and then hit the road.

Great BBQ in Fredericksburg, btw. Allmans.
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Jun 23rd, 2010, 09:59 AM
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i'd like to buy a round of beers for the entire room, you people rule!!
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Jul 13th, 2010, 08:10 AM
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That's it-I will leave you to your fate!

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AWESOME!! Yes, from the end of the Beltway back onto 95 South all the way to Fredricksburg was MURDER!!!!

Never do that at rush hour on a Friday in the summer

weimarer was right
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