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Old 07-14-2014, 05:59 PM
 
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Hi
Checking to see what the drive is like from Frederick MD to Ashburn VA? I currently live in Hagerstown and commute to Gaithersburg so I understand the time and distance but wanting to know on average how long the drive itself takes, any pros/cons? I would be working typical business 8:30 am- 5pm or 9-5.

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Old 07-14-2014, 08:12 PM
 
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It's longer than Frederick to Gaithersburg, or at least feels like it. I don't do this during commute times, but last Thursday I did Ashburn to Gaithersburg via Frederick. I thought it would be easier, but traffic was at a standstill in Leesburg from Rt. 7 to 15 North. It would have been quicker via 495, despite the traffic. The point is, although I do not know the normal traffic in Leesburg, I got the feeling a commute like that will suck bad.
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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I've done the drive a few times and always go 15 rather than 270. It's way prettier and less congested. But that was on a Sunday to watch the Redskins game at a friends, I forgot alll about the traffic that comes out of Leesburg on work days.
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Old 07-15-2014, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Hagerstown
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The worst part will be the last stretch on Rt. 7. I make the drive a good bit and would estimate it to be 30/35 minutes without traffic. Don't know about with traffic, but the times I have passed through during rush hour, once I hit Rt. 15 things improved, for the most part.
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:21 PM
 
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During the school year you will want to find out what the times that the school buses run in your direction on 15. It is one thing to be stopped for a couple minutes when you get stopped for a bus in the other direction but when you follow one and have to stop for every pickup it can be painful
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:24 AM
 
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Be alert of any inclement weather if you commute through 15. Once it hits, you'll have no other way of getting off and you'll be sitting in traffic.
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:19 PM
 
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Thanks for the feedback , trying to take everything into consideration
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Hagerstown
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I wouldn't worry too much about school busses on Rt. 15, there are very few houses.
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Old 07-24-2014, 04:37 PM
 
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I wouldn't worry too much about school busses on Rt. 15, there are very few houses.
In Maryland there aren't but in VA there are. Even getting stuck behind a bus for 10 stops can be a big annoyance
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