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Old 05-25-2008, 01:49 PM
 
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Default Commuting from Medford, Ma to Derry, NH

Here's a question for anyone who's done the Ma to NH commute.

There's a possibility that I will be accepting a job in Derry, NH. Currently, I live in Medford, close to 93. The commute would be about 35 miles each way, so 70 miles a day. I was trying to do some research to see if this situation could work for me.

My biggest concern is, of course, high gas prices and wear and tear on the car. Aside from that, I generally don't mind driving if it's a straight shot without traffic. I'd be leaving from home early enough to beat the morning commute (around 5:30am), and could leave work around 3:30 two days a week. Three days a week I'd probably be leaving around 4:45/5:00pm. I know that traffic is generally worse on 93 North at that time of day, but I was wondering if anyone could give me an idea about traffic patterns on 93 South during the early evening commute.

Any insight would be much appreciated.
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Old 05-29-2008, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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I'm in neighboring Londonderry, and commute south on 93 down through Massachusetts at least a couple of times every week, and always feel bad for all the folks sitting in the giant parking lot across the median. Southbound is generally light, unless there is construction going on in that lane down in the Exit 1/Salem stretch.

You shouldn't run into any snags until you get past 95/128, then you'll have a slowdown, depending on your timing. A reverse commute should work well for you, but do keep in mind that as the years go by, the ongoing construction on Rte 93 (road widening) may become an issue at times.
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Old 05-29-2008, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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It always amuses me when I drive through Londonderry how nice it is to smell the fresh Londonderry air!

Bahahahaha!

What? You don't get it?
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