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Old 06-18-2017, 03:52 PM
 
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Old 06-26-2017, 06:54 AM
 
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Yes, it's still June but this past Saturday (June 24, 2017) was the first Saturday of summer. Here's my clock:
• I entered the Parkway (142) from I-78 at 9:11 a.m.
• Crossed the Driscoll Bridge at 9:24 a.m. Took the local lanes from there, which definitely moved faster than the express lanes.
• Exited Toms River (Exit 82B) at 10:01.
For a lovely sunshiny Saturday morning, traffic was lighter than I expected. My pace tends to be slightly above average, (cruise control on 74) with absolutely no aggressive driving. The worst congestion I encountered slowed me down to 60.
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:31 AM
 
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Yes, it's still June but this past Saturday (June 24, 2017) was the first Saturday of summer. Here's my clock:
• I entered the Parkway (142) from I-78 at 9:11 a.m.
• Crossed the Driscoll Bridge at 9:24 a.m. Took the local lanes from there, which definitely moved faster than the express lanes.
• Exited Toms River (Exit 82B) at 10:01.
For a lovely sunshiny Saturday morning, traffic was lighter than I expected. My pace tends to be slightly above average, (cruise control on 74) with absolutely no aggressive driving. The worst congestion I encountered slowed me down to 60.
Pretty good. I still think it will be worse in July and August, as this weekend was a lot of graduations that kept people home at backyard barbecue parties.

Another factor for the OP and her guests is that there's a big clog point that you miss entirely by starting down at 142. Just north of that is area with the exits for the Oranges, which is one of the worst slowdowns morth of the Driscoll for anyone coming from Bergen County. I swear traffic on those miles would be backed up at 3 a.m. It is rarely clear.

And another thing--this past Saturday there were brutal thunderstorms and a tornado warning in the morning, which probably kept people off the roads till it cleared around 10. Our phones were buzzing with "Take Shelter" at 6:30 a.m. and the sky was black.
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Old 06-26-2017, 12:57 PM
 
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It'll be worse in July and August. The traffic nightmare will start this weekend and end just after Labor Day.
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Old Today, 01:06 PM
 
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June is like the opening act to the Jersey shore. People do go down, but vacations usually don't start until mid July along with the extra bad traffic. Like I said earlier, have everyone there by 8:30am. As soon as 9:30 hits, expect gridlocking traffic.
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