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Old 09-09-2010, 08:22 PM
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I just moved to Norfolk a few weeks ago, and am heading to DC to see some friends for the weekend. Getting off early will have to be a gametime decision, so I'm assuming the worst and planning on getting off at 5 at the earliest. I work in downtown Norfolk. If I get off at 5, here's what I currently plan on doing:

Take Brambleton to the Midtown Tunnel, get on the Western Freeway, and then take 664 to the MMBT to get back on 64.

Alternative 1: Take Brambleton EAST to where it turns into Campostella and crosses the Elizabeth, go west on Berkley, take 464 South to the Beltway, and take that to the MMBT. The benefit of this option is that I avoid tunnels or the Berkley Bridge.

Alternative 2: Via Campostella, take 464 to the Beltway and then take 460 all the way to 295, and then take 295 north bypassing Richmond until it runs into 95.

Any thoughts or advice? I want to avoid HRBT traffic at all costs, and I am also the type of person who would rather drive a little bit longer to avoid sitting still in traffic.

Also, if I get off around 3 or 3:30, would I have any problems with the HRBT? Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:49 AM
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I'd probably go the Midtown to MMBT or the JRB just because that's what I'm familiar with.

Actually, I'd take the Midtown to the JRB, park at the Amtrak station and take the train up.
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Old 09-13-2010, 12:41 PM
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In case anyone is ever in my predicament, I took Alternative 1 and hit almost no traffic (the only slow parts were right before the High Rise bridge and certain areas on 664). I'd say it probably added 20-30 minutes to my time, but I was able to stay moving the whole time. If you're like me and loathe sitting still in your car, I'd highly recommend this route if you have to leave town during rush hour.
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:13 PM
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This is helpful info. Thanks for posting followup.
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