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Old 03-06-2012, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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I-95 southbound out of DC, from Springfield/Lorton VA toward Fredericksburg, VA. It's 40 miles between the two and routinely it will take an hour and a half to two hours (or more if there's an accident).
Not bad IMO. It can take 2 hours to go 20 miles between Manhattan and New Haven.
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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NYC..driving back the nite of the village halloween parade

it got ugly
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:01 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Driving in or around DC. If LA is worse, I would hate to see that.
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I once got stuck on the freeway for a few hours when a tanker truck overturned and traffic completely stopped. I was super late to a meeting.

Other than that, traffic is traffic. A few random sig alerts, but I try and avoid them.
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Not bad IMO. It can take 2 hours to go 20 miles between Manhattan and New Haven.
huh?

New Haven is like 80 miles from Manhattan isnt it?
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Downtown Atlanta on I-75/I-85, and Chicago (I-90/I-94 and I-55), NYC on I-80/I-95, and Miami on I-95 all make my list. Bumper-to bumper traffic in many cases. Also, I-39/I-90/I-94 at the Illinois/Wisconsin border is a pain due to the tolls.

As far as St. Louis goes, I-64 and I-70 can both be major pains during rush hour. The Poplar Street Bridge carries I-44, I-55, I-64, and I-70 traffic and can be the cause of major headaches...even the I-270 bypass to the north of the city can get pretty badly clogged.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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huh?

New Haven is like 80 miles from Manhattan isnt it?
I think he's just referring to traveling 20 out of those 80 miles, not the whole trip itself. That's pretty bad. 80 miles typically is about an hour and a half depending on the speed limits..at about 65 mph this the travel time w/o stoppage in traffic.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Texarkana
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405 in L.A. between the 118 and 10. Continuing south past LAX and the Marina Freeway, it doesn't get much better.

Yeah, heard the horror stories? They really are no joke. 405 does markedly improve once you cross into Orange County.
I remember back in 1993 when I was visiting my uncle and we took that freeway and it was ridiculous! I can't imagine how much worse it is now.
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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huh?

New Haven is like 80 miles from Manhattan isnt it?
As another poster realized, I'm referring to the 20 mile stretch between Greenwich and Fairfield-ish. It can often take hours to travel during rush hour (and on Sundays).

It has taken my wife over 3 hours to go 35 miles from Darien to Pine Orchard.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:25 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Taking the bus in Manhattan from Harlem to where I was staying on 27th street. It took over an hour just to get to 42nd street, by that stage I had had enough so took the subway the rest of the way. So much for wanting a 'tour' of Manhattan top to bottom.
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