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Old 02-23-2013, 01:04 PM
 
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need to get from Thomaston,Ct. to Princeton,N.J. with a trailer in tow. Mapquest keeps giving me Parkways!!!! Anyone have a route to avoid them? thanks!
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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No parkways?

8 > 84 > 684 > 287 (toward RYE) > 95 over the GW Bridge > Turnpike

You can also just go 8 > 95 if you're not traveling during peak hours.
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Just don't do GWB/NJ turnpike at rush hour. Horrific.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Woburn, MA / W. Hartford, CT
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Yeah, you definitely want to cross the Tappan Zee bridge, and go 287 -> GSP -> NJT and exit 8A (?) if I recall for Princeton.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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Traveling during rush hour:
8 south to 84 West to 684 South to 287 West then 287 South once you cross the Tappan Zee to 95 South. Bypassing the GWB; that and the Cross Bronx, not a place you want to be stuck in during rush hour.

Traveling during non rush hour (i.e. late morning/early afternoon, late night, weekends):
8 South to 95 South.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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Yeah, you definitely want to cross the Tappan Zee bridge, and go 287 -> GSP -> NJT and exit 8A (?) if I recall for Princeton.

Between the state line & the turnpike trucks aren;t allowed on the GSP. Does that include trailers as well?? That's why I sent him down 287 in my route, you end up in the same place regardless, just a little longer taking 287 then the GSP.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Yeah, you definitely want to cross the Tappan Zee bridge, and go 287 -> GSP -> NJT and exit 8A (?) if I recall for Princeton.
I don't think he can use the GSP with a trailer.
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