Alternate route around 95 to beat the traffic through DC/Fredericksburg??

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  1. Northeast Hillbilly

    Northeast Hillbilly Light Load Member

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    Just wondering if any of you guys have an alternate route you use to beat all that stop and go traffic on 95 around DC/Fredericksburg? Or do you just time your driving to go through when the traffic has died down? If coming from philly heading south, maybe take 13 through Delaware/eastern shore then get on 64 then shoot over to o Richmond and get on 95? Or would it be the same difference to just stay on 95 and deal with the traffic?
     
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    I like manuals Bobtail Member

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    I'll take 13 if I can or 70 west from Baltimore to Fredrick and take 340 to 7 then hit 81. It really depends on where your going. Best thing to do, sometimes, is go through at midnight if you can.
     
  4. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    You can take in Maryland 695 to 97 to 301 south, it will put you on at the 104 in Virginia. You will have some lights, but it will save you time when 95 is backed up.
     
  5. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    Hwy 13 has a lot of stoplights from what I remember. On a holiday weekend it can be very busy, also.
     
  6. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    you got that bridge toll on 301 south. i use to always get off at the truck stops above richmond and run up 301 to 695 back to us 1 or 695 back to 95
     
  7. mustang190

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  8. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    Isn't US-301 a toll road through Delaware now?
     
  9. prostartom

    prostartom Bobtail Member

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    Yes, don't know how much it costs but not much traffic. There is a scale right after you cross into MD.
     
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    I like manuals Bobtail Member

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    I wasn't going to mention this route because the last time I took it I didn't save any time, lots of red lights. but still more practical than 13.
     
  11. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    I have driven iit many times going north during rush hour. It actually saves you time during rush hour when 95 is a mess.
     
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