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Driving from DC to Boston: best route

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Driving from DC to Boston: best route

I'm driving from DC to Boston (actually, Billerica, MA) on Mon, July 29. I'll probably leave the DC area (I'm in a MD suburb just outside the Beltway) around 7 am.

First, does anyone have any info on major construction that would make an otherwise plausible road choice a big no-no?

Second, here are the choices I'm not sure about

* NJ: should I just take the turnpike? (I don't care about tolls)

* NYC: various commenters on the net say that it's not a good idea to try to plow through the city via the GW Bridge. Should I take the Tappan Zee instead?

* Merritt Pkway to 91, or 684 to 84?



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1. Re: Driving from DC to Boston: best route

Take the Tappen Zee to the Merritt Parkway to 91 North to 84 East to 90 East.

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2. Re: Driving from DC to Boston: best route

I agree with ALan avoid I-95 to much construction.

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3. Re: Driving from DC to Boston: best route

You could take I-684 to I-84 and then to the Mass Pike. Less traffic than on some of the other routes.

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4. Re: Driving from DC to Boston: best route

I have made trip dozens of times and have settled on NJ turnpike to GW and quick right on HHudson to Hutchinson to 91 to 84 to mass pike. There is an extra toll on the hhudson.

Otherwise, NJ turnpike to garden state to tappen zee . Listen to 101.5 in NJ for great traffic reports and be prepared to be flexible.

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5. Re: Driving from DC to Boston: best route

Thanks for the information, folks.

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