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Old 01-13-2019, 08:38 PM
 
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Hello,
I am considering a job at Langley AFB and would love to live in Williamsburg. How bad is the traffic on Friday afternoons in the summer? I've been reading that there is or was a widening project for the main highway I 64.

I live in Oklahoma City now and here we have very little to no traffic. I drive 40 to 45 minutes to work. I have been in Oklahoma for 21 years but I feel it is time to live closer to family that lives in Maryland. If I don't do it now very likely I won't do it ever and will later regret it.



Thank you.
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Hello,
I am considering a job at Langley AFB and would love to live in Williamsburg. How bad is the traffic on Friday afternoons in the summer? I've been reading that there is or was a widening project for the main highway I 64.

I live in Oklahoma City now and here we have very little to no traffic. I drive 40 to 45 minutes to work. I have been in Oklahoma for 21 years but I feel it is time to live closer to family that lives in Maryland. If I don't do it now very likely I won't do it ever and will later regret it.



Thank you.

Traffic is pretty heavy Friday evenings going East in summer because a lot of people from DC and Richmond are going to the beach.

Some people from other areas are kind of surprised at the traffic here and dont realize when you add up all of the cities the metro has about 1.7 million people. Biggest metro in America with no pro sports team.

What kind of hours would you be working? If youre living on the closer end of Williamsburg its about 35 minutes with no traffic and drving about 5 mph over. Closer to 45-1hr if traffic is bad.

Any reason you're set on Williamsburg? If i worked at Langley id find a place in York county or a nicer area of hampton (they exist)
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Hello,
I am considering a job at Langley AFB and would love to live in Williamsburg. How bad is the traffic on Friday afternoons in the summer? I've been reading that there is or was a widening project for the main highway I 64.

I live in Oklahoma City now and here we have very little to no traffic. I drive 40 to 45 minutes to work. I have been in Oklahoma for 21 years but I feel it is time to live closer to family that lives in Maryland. If I don't do it now very likely I won't do it ever and will later regret it.



Thank you.
For information on the I-64 widening project, visit the project web site. In short, they are scheduled to complete Segment 2 of 3 in the spring, which will add a 3rd travel lane in each direction between mile markers 241 and 248. So if you were to get on I-64 at the eastern end of the VA-199 loop (exit 242) you'd have 3 lanes for the length of the interstate portion of your commute.

The first segment extended a third travel lane in each direction from the area between the Fort Eustis and Jefferson Ave exits (around MM 253) to the current pinch point at MM 248, relieving a massive afternoon commuting bottleneck where westbound travel lanes reduced from four to two in about half a mile.

The third segment (scheduled completion Fall 2021) will add a third lane in each direction out to Lightfoot (the western 199 loop exit).

There is also a similar widening project in progress in the Richmond area, which will provide two more lanes of travel from MM 200 to 205 in Henrico and New Kent Counties. Scheduled completion is Fall 2019.

All told, these widening projects will reduce the amount of "two lane" I-64 travel between Hampton Roads and Richmond nearly in half, from 53 miles to about 27 miles.



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Traffic is pretty heavy Friday evenings going East in summer because a lot of people from DC and Richmond are going to the beach.

Some people from other areas are kind of surprised at the traffic here and dont realize when you add up all of the cities the metro has about 1.7 million people. Biggest metro in America with no pro sports team.

What kind of hours would you be working? If youre living on the closer end of Williamsburg its about 35 minutes with no traffic and drving about 5 mph over. Closer to 45-1hr if traffic is bad.

Any reason you're set on Williamsburg? If i worked at Langley id find a place in York county or a nicer area of hampton (they exist)
Austin is bigger, though they will have Major League Soccer (if that counts) in two years.
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