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Pittsburgh, PA to OBX, best route?

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Pittsburgh, PA to OBX, best route?

Leaving in 2 weeks (june 15) from pittsburgh, what is the best route to take?

Amissville, Virginia
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1. Re: Pittsburgh, PA to OBX, best route?

I would get to 81 in Pa and go to Va then there are several ways from there depending on how you like to travel try this site and click on getting there from the north.

http://fishoinc.tripod.com/

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2. Re: Pittsburgh, PA to OBX, best route?

We travel to Nags Head from Port Allegany, Pa.

What seems like the best way to us is to take 81 down through Winchester and then 17 to 95. Route 95 in the Richmond area can be a real pain if you hit it at a bad time and we have yet to find a good way to avoid that unless you hit it early in the AM or maybe on a weekday.

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3. Re: Pittsburgh, PA to OBX, best route?

I left out an important detail. From route 81 you would want to take 66 East to get to route 17.

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4. Re: Pittsburgh, PA to OBX, best route?

To avoid Rt. 64 you can take Rt. 460 (near Petersburg), which is a little further south off of Rt. 295 or Rt. 95. It is not a highway and several times you must slow down to 35 MPH as you go through some small towns. It takes the same amount of time and is a few more miles. But you hit no traffic jams.

Check out outerbanks.org for more info.

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