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Old 11-14-2012, 08:41 AM
 
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Looking for the estimated time needed to travel between the two places. Potential route from RW to LIV will be traveling south along Prospect St until it hit Rt. 80W. Question is what would be the traffic like during peak hours. I am hoping that since I am driving against the flow (going Rt 80W in the morning while going Rt 80E between 5-6pm) the traffic would not be too bad. But I would like to hear from people that has first hand experience on or near the above route. TIA.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:34 AM
 
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Looking for the estimated time needed to travel between the two places. Potential route from RW to LIV will be traveling south along Prospect St until it hit Rt. 80W. Question is what would be the traffic like during peak hours. I am hoping that since I am driving against the flow (going Rt 80W in the morning while going Rt 80E between 5-6pm) the traffic would not be too bad. But I would like to hear from people that has first hand experience on or near the above route. TIA.

While the flow of traffic heading east in the morning and west in the evening is the heaviest, there is still a ton of volume going the opposite direction. There really is no "contra rush hour direction" anymore in northern NJ. I am a bit confused about your planed route however, since Route 80 does not go through Livingston... are you planning on taking 80 W to 280 E? or 80 W to 287S to Route 10 E both of which are needlessly long routes which would make for an extremely long commute. Your most direct route is the parkway south to 280 W, though that of course means tolls.

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Old 11-14-2012, 11:38 AM
 
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I am using the Google map as the route planner. One of the shortest possible route (~26 mi) is going south on Prospect St locally until it hits GSP (short strip ~ 1mi only) and then cut into I80 W. Will get off I80 at exit 52 Lincoln Park/Fairfields and then traval on local Passaic Ave/Eisenhower Pkwy. This route will comprise of about 10 mi of driving on I80. Under normal non-peak hours it should take 50 min or so.

From what you describe is it fair to assume there will be bumper to bumper traffic on I80 even if you are driving in the "contra rush hour direction"?
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:40 PM
 
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i would take gsp to 280. barring bad weather or an accident you should do it in under an hour.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:15 PM
 
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So you are saying the traffic on 280 would be better than I80 during rush hours?
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:35 PM
 
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Depending on traffic, 80 is often better than the parkway, but there is no way I would take Passaic Avenue. It is 1 lane through much of it and traffic sometimes moves really really slow on it. I take the New Rd / Edwards Rd exit on 280 and then wind around to 80. It is MUCH faster that way.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:36 PM
 
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280 is a crappy, congested highway. There's a big hill past the Oranges on your way to Roseland that is a mess whenever it snows. I'd try your "back" way first before you take the GSP to 280.

Another alternative is get off in Montclair and take Bloomfield Ave west until Verona and it's not far to Roseland from there.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:57 AM
 
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If I choose the GSP S route over I80 W, I believe I need to cut into 17S first before one can get onto GSP, albeit a rather short stretch. And we all know driving on Rt 17 is almost always a nightmare.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:09 PM
 
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I'd take Lincoln Ave to Route 20 South to Route 80W. A bit slow through Paterson but it moves.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:53 PM
 
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If at all possible, I would like to avoid passing through Paterson all together.
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