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Old 06-30-2011, 12:18 PM
 
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You probably couldn't pick a worse day all year than this Friday.


I'd think the Friday before Labor Day might edge it out.

Either way, not a great plan.
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:30 PM
 
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The original poster didn't even say where she was going. So, how can reasonable advice be provided? Does she need to go to Quogue or Montauk?

FWIW, I've found over the years that traffic through the hamptons, i.e., southampton to bridgehampton, is much better on a Friday versus Saturday. Saturday after 10 am will be a zoo the rest of the day.
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:13 PM
 
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The original poster didn't even say where she was going. So, how can reasonable advice be provided? Does she need to go to Quogue or Montauk?

FWIW, I've found over the years that traffic through the hamptons, i.e., southampton to bridgehampton, is much better on a Friday versus Saturday. Saturday after 10 am will be a zoo the rest of the day.

We don't need to know. Once you get out there, Sunrise OR LIE, and you enter the actual fork, it's bad regardless of which hampton you're heading to.
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I find it is always a zoo to get out to the hamptons or montauk in the summer so I try and avoid going there when I can.
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:01 PM
 
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As a weekend commuter to the Hamptons for 20 years, I can say with confidence that some of these traffic predictions are wrong, but as a few said, it depends entirely on how far out you are going. The commuter traffic to the Hamptons on holiday weekends starts and ends much earlier, from Queens the whole way out. From noon or one p.m. on Friday until about six, traffic can and likely will be a disaster, particularly with the weather predicted for tomorrow. After that, should not be much of a problem. There will be little or no traffic at all on Saturday morning, on the LIE, Route 111, or Route 27/CR39 through Southampton. As a point of reference, a Suffolk County police officer was kind enough to give me a massive ticket on the Saturday of July 4 weekend a few years ago at Exit 58.

However, all of this optimism ends abruptly if you need to travel past Water Mill (where Route 27 turns into a single lane). The traffic heading east of Water Mill will not clear out on Friday any any reasonable hour. And, regardless of the holiday weekend (although they are worse) -- traffic in both directions on Route 27 between Water Mill and East Hampton on a July/August Saturday is not good. If you are going beyond Water Mill and can get in and get out by, say, 10:00 a.m. Saturday, you should be fine.
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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I live in Nassau and want to pick up an item for sale on Craigslist that is located in the Hamptons. Is traffic going to be backed up for miles because of people heading out there for the holiday?
What part of the Hamptons? West,Hampton Bays,South,East,or the Quogue areas that by some are also considered the Hamptons?
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:42 AM
 
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East Hampton. But I will be putting it off until during the week since most responses say its not a good idea to be travelling there on the weekend.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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As a weekend commuter to the Hamptons for 20 years, I can say with confidence that some of these traffic predictions are wrong, but as a few said, it depends entirely on how far out you are going. The commuter traffic to the Hamptons on holiday weekends starts and ends much earlier, from Queens the whole way out. From noon or one p.m. on Friday until about six, traffic can and likely will be a disaster, particularly with the weather predicted for tomorrow. After that, should not be much of a problem. There will be little or no traffic at all on Saturday morning, on the LIE, Route 111, or Route 27/CR39 through Southampton. As a point of reference, a Suffolk County police officer was kind enough to give me a massive ticket on the Saturday of July 4 weekend a few years ago at Exit 58.

However, all of this optimism ends abruptly if you need to travel past Water Mill (where Route 27 turns into a single lane). The traffic heading east of Water Mill will not clear out on Friday any any reasonable hour. And, regardless of the holiday weekend (although they are worse) -- traffic in both directions on Route 27 between Water Mill and East Hampton on a July/August Saturday is not good. If you are going beyond Water Mill and can get in and get out by, say, 10:00 a.m. Saturday, you should be fine.
Best answer in thread! +5!!!!
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:18 AM
 
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As a weekend commuter to the Hamptons for 20 years, I can say with confidence that some of these traffic predictions are wrong, but as a few said, it depends entirely on how far out you are going. The commuter traffic to the Hamptons on holiday weekends starts and ends much earlier, from Queens the whole way out. From noon or one p.m. on Friday until about six, traffic can and likely will be a disaster, particularly with the weather predicted for tomorrow. After that, should not be much of a problem. There will be little or no traffic at all on Saturday morning, on the LIE, Route 111, or Route 27/CR39 through Southampton. As a point of reference, a Suffolk County police officer was kind enough to give me a massive ticket on the Saturday of July 4 weekend a few years ago at Exit 58.

However, all of this optimism ends abruptly if you need to travel past Water Mill (where Route 27 turns into a single lane). The traffic heading east of Water Mill will not clear out on Friday any any reasonable hour. And, regardless of the holiday weekend (although they are worse) -- traffic in both directions on Route 27 between Water Mill and East Hampton on a July/August Saturday is not good. If you are going beyond Water Mill and can get in and get out by, say, 10:00 a.m. Saturday, you should be fine.
For the record, I left Commack at 8:10 am yesterday (Friday before 4th of July weekend) and was sitting on the beach at Hither Hills (Montauk) at 10:45 am. As mentioned traffic was stopped just before Water Mill (at the Southhampton Princess Diner junction) and was very slow through Water Mill.
East of Water Mill traffic moved well .
I drive to Montauk frequently on Fridays , and find that 8am is a great time to leave western Suffolk. Any earlier, there are tons - and I mean tons - of landscaping trucks on 27 east of Water Mill that will frustrate any driver.
To break up the trip , I often drive through Hampton Bays village (exit 65S off Sunrise) , then east along the Shinnecock Bay on Montauk Hwy, through Southampton village (watch your speed) and then get back on 27 using Hampton Road. It's really scenic and certainly much more peaceful then 27, especially when crossing the Shinnecock inlet.
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:21 AM
 
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As a weekend commuter to the Hamptons for 20 years, I can say with confidence that some of these traffic predictions are wrong, but as a few said, it depends entirely on how far out you are going. The commuter traffic to the Hamptons on holiday weekends starts and ends much earlier, from Queens the whole way out. From noon or one p.m. on Friday until about six, traffic can and likely will be a disaster, particularly with the weather predicted for tomorrow. After that, should not be much of a problem. There will be little or no traffic at all on Saturday morning, on the LIE, Route 111, or Route 27/CR39 through Southampton. As a point of reference, a Suffolk County police officer was kind enough to give me a massive ticket on the Saturday of July 4 weekend a few years ago at Exit 58.

However, all of this optimism ends abruptly if you need to travel past Water Mill (where Route 27 turns into a single lane). The traffic heading east of Water Mill will not clear out on Friday any any reasonable hour. And, regardless of the holiday weekend (although they are worse) -- traffic in both directions on Route 27 between Water Mill and East Hampton on a July/August Saturday is not good. If you are going beyond Water Mill and can get in and get out by, say, 10:00 a.m. Saturday, you should be fine.
Agreed

I go out on Sats. Not bad until Water Mill.
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