Saturday Traffic

Old Jul 9th, 2008, 05:40 PM
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Saturday Traffic

We are traveling with our 2 year old son and were planning to be arriving to check in around 2 PM on saturday. I've heard that this is the worst time to travel traffic-wise. Is it really that bad if we're staying in Sandwich since it's so close? Our other option is to come early and then find something to do until check in (but with a 1PM nap schedule it might be tricky). Can someone let me know how bad it'll be at that time? Thanks!
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Old Jul 9th, 2008, 05:45 PM
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Sandwich where?
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Old Jul 9th, 2008, 05:46 PM
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Earlier thread indicates: Sandwich, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod.
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Old Jul 9th, 2008, 05:48 PM
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Sandwich MA?

You might think you're posting on a Mass. only board, but there is no such thing. All threads get lumped together into one big US board.

The title "saturday traffic" could just as well refer to anywhere in the US - it always helps to put the location. Something like Cape Cod Saturday traffic is far more informative and likely to get more replies.
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The Sagamore Bridge onto Cape Cod is much improved since the rotary was eliminated.

If you are coming down route 3 from Boston you you should only experience a slow-down approaching the bridge and going over it as you are in a single lane.

If you are coming from route 25 then get off at the Wareham Onset exit to avoid the Bourne Bridge.

Follow route 6-28 thru Wareham, Buzzards Bay, and along the Canal.
Then just take the route 6 exit onto the Sagamore Bridge.
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Go early to avoid the traffic and spend some time at the Heritage Gardens in Sandwich. They have lovely paths to push your stroller, a carousel that your little one will love and an antique car museum to keep your husband happy. Have a leisurely lunch, check in at 2 pm and then put the little darling down for a nap.
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I've been avoiding Saturday travel for years. Last time about 4 years ago it took over an hour to get across the Bourne bridge and I know a short cut much better than that suggested. It was at 10 AM. I'm not sure what "early" is these days to get across traffic free, but I suspect it's pretty early. As Yellowbyrd suggests get across as early as you are able and enjoy the morning on the Cape.
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Everyone tries to go early - either they are not tied to Sat 2 PM - Sat 10 AM rental schedule or they just want to try to beat traffic. Only option to really beat traffic is to go later - arriving Cape closer to dinner time on Sat - but that cuts into your rental time.
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