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Old 04-24-2013, 07:43 PM
 
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Wondering what the average time is from North Laurel (right off of rt 29, next to Scaggsville) to Towson? Considering a job that is a substantial bump and not able to move with our current situation. Looking for:

--Time in summer (leave at 7:30am comeback at 6pm)
-95 and the Tunnel
-95 and 695
--Time during school " "
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Thanks
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:35 AM
 
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I did this route for a year in the late 90s. Rather than taking 695, it was actually faster for me to take BW Parkway (295) straight through the City (395 to Martin Luther to 83 North) and got to Timonium in 50 minutes most every day, a little faster coming home. Rarely hit gridlock on this route whereas 695 it was inevitable.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:09 AM
 
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I think I'd take 29 to I70 to 695.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:37 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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I think I'd take 29 to I70 to 695.
The backup on 70 to exit at 695 can be real bad ... but this is still probably the best way.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:52 PM
 
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Thanks all. Does anyone know someone who actually takes this route? Nurider, I find the route you mentioned to be interesting. There's also the tunnel option which someone who lives in Baltimore told me.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:17 PM
 
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Why would you take the tunnel to pay a toll to go out of your way?
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:58 PM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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I agree, the tunnel is nonsensical. Going through the city would probably not yield any time savings whatsoever.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:10 PM
 
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The tunnel was an idea from someone who lives us near there. He does not do the commute but mentioned it. I want avoid 695 as much as possible. Google maps mentions the tunnel, the 29 to 70 option and 95 to 83. I've been told to stay away from 695 from various people. I'd rather keep moving than to sit in a parking lot (i'd potentially pay the toll.) Wondering if anyone knows these options personally?:

Suggested routes
1.31.5 mi, 35 mins
In current traffic: 35 mins
US-29 N and I-695 N
2. 39.0 mi, 43 mins
In current traffic: 43 mins
I-95 N
3. 36.6 mi, 45 mins
In current traffic: 45 mins
I-95 N and I-83 N[/list]
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:39 AM
 
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Thanks all. Does anyone know someone who actually takes this route? Nurider, I find the route you mentioned to be interesting. There's also the tunnel option which someone who lives in Baltimore told me.
The issue with the tunnel is, you still have to get on 695 on the top side of the beltway to get to Towson and that side is always at a standstill in the morning. I know the idea of going through the City sounds longer but when I lived in Laurel it was the quickest way. Part of the reason is, most traffic is heading INTO the city from the north. Once you get to Martin Luther King and 83 N, you are going against traffic. The only slow area was dealing with the traffic signals on MLK Blvd, once past that you're good to go and BWI parkway heading into the city in the morning is not bad at all. I always made it from Savage to Timonium (which is north of Towson) in 50 minutes going through the city. Best of luck.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:04 AM
 
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Thanks for the feedback Nurider.
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