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Travel on a Sunday to Corolla?

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Travel on a Sunday to Corolla?

I saw info about Saturday travel but we have a Sunday to Sunday rental. How is the traffic and what is the best time to hit the bridge? Thanks

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1. Re: Travel on a Sunday to Corolla?

We usually have a Saturday rental but this year went in and out on Sunday. Quite a difference! Slight traffic around Duck going in (about noon) but nothing monumental! We left about 7am going out and no traffic at all. The previous two years going in on Saturday had traffic starting after crossing the bridge at 10am! Anxiety about traffic is no way to spend a relaxing week in the OBX! Heard no horror stories of Sunday traffic!

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2. Re: Travel on a Sunday to Corolla?

You will not have any of the nightmare traffic that they see on Saturday. Going up rt 12 to Duck can back up a little in the 11-2 pm range but once thru Duck it opens up again so nothing to worry about. Leaving is just as effortless.

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3. Re: Travel on a Sunday to Corolla?

Greetings! I would much prefer a Sunday check-in, a more relaxed ride, even crossing the bridge is a breeze.

I hope this helps.

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4. Re: Travel on a Sunday to Corolla?

We had a Sunday to Sunday rental. No issues getting into the OBX, even during supposedly 'peak' hours. We left at 7AM when we checked out and the roads were totally clear.

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5. Re: Travel on a Sunday to Corolla?

Had Sunday rental 7/20-27 and here's what we did: Saturday night stayed near the Norfolk Costco. Sunday morning, filled the cars at Costco and got in line for store opening at 10am. Raced through the store and hit the road about 10:30 - had NO trouble at all with OBX bridge traffic! Things were a bit congested through Duck but traffic kept moving. Went up to Corolla & Lighthouse Bagels for lunch and to kill time until check in. Worked great!

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