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Old 08-24-2012, 11:35 AM
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Hi Everyone! I'll be moving from central NJ to Bear, DE in the next month. I'm taking a Monday night class in the fall at Rider University in the fall. I've mapquested from Wilmington (where work is located) to Lawrenceville, NJ, and it gives me the option of taking I-95 North or I-295 North. It states that both will take about the same amount of time (hour and 15 mins), and they're both about the same distance 60+ miles one way. My question is this - which interstate would be better to take? I realize that they are both going to be awful, but it's my last class to graduate, it's one day a week, so there really is no other option. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:02 PM
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295 isn't really that bad. It's a pretty quiet highway if you ask me. Around Deptford it can get trafficky, but that's the most I've seen.

You could always take the Turnpike... maybe 3-4 bucks each way as an alternate.

I-95 would be the epitome of a stupid idea.
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:57 AM
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I agree 295 is a much safer bet. Just try to avoid the Cherry Hill area around rush hour.

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Old 08-25-2012, 08:21 PM
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The turnpike moves much better than 295 during rush hour. 295 north of Westville experiences routine volume-related traffic delays, north during the morning rush hour and south during the evening. Especially south in the evening as you approach the exit for Philadelphia. But once you get south of that and into Gloucester County, it's fine. The turnpike is, of course, a toll road, but unless there's an accident or construction, it'll move faster, at normal highway speeds. If you decide to take the Turnpike but want to save a little money, going north you could get off at exit 4 and then just get on 295 right after that. You'll bypass the worst area for traffic that way.

But either the NJ Turnpike or 295 would be a better idea than 95 through Philadelphia. PA's rush hour is 10x worse than South Jersey's. 295 is not bad at all in comparison.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:46 AM
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Thanks Everyone! MUCH appreciated!
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