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Unread 03-12-2012, 03:08 PM
 
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Default Traffic on St. Patrick's Day

How is traffic on Saturday mornings coming into the city? Will it be the same or worse, because of the St. Patrick's Day Parade? We're driving up from Northern Virginia that morning. Thank you.
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Unread 03-12-2012, 03:38 PM
 
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There are street closures because of the parade. What time/ where are you intending to be?

Fifth Avenue from 44th to 86th Streets will be closed, as the parade runs up that avenue. The staging area will also be closed to traffic – that's 44th to 46th Streets from Vanderbilt Avenue to Sixth Avenue and 47th to 48th Streets from Park Avenue to Sixth Avenue. The Central Park transverse streets will remain open to traffic.
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Unread 03-12-2012, 07:00 PM
 
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Thanks for the info. I'm looking for info on how traffic will be getting into the city and heading to Chelsea where we are staying. I'm wondering if we should expect any gridlock getting into the city even though it is a Saturday. I know that happens with events in D.C. down this way.
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Unread 03-14-2012, 02:13 AM
 
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Hi,
Still wondering if traffic on Saturday mornings is light getting into the city. If so, does St. Patrick's Day affect that.
Thanks
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Unread 03-14-2012, 07:47 AM
 
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I would expect traffic. It's one of the first really beautiful weekends and people are going to be on the move. This in addition to the parade which causes a whole additional amount of chaos. If you drive, expect to be patient.
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Unread 03-14-2012, 01:11 PM
 
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The tunnels from NJ can have issues on weekends, but the earlier that you get to them, the better, generally speaking. Given that it's St. Patrick's Day, I would expect heavier traffic than normal this Saturday. I would actually look to arriving early in the morning, and storing your luggage in the car, or with the hotel until check-in later in the day, if you wanted to avoid the worst of the traffic.
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Unread 03-15-2012, 03:10 AM
 
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Thank you!!!! This is what I was expecting to hear.

bmwguydc (or anyone else) If we wanted to get to Chelsea no later than 10 AM, what would be your suggested departure time from NOVA?
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Unread 03-15-2012, 09:51 AM
 
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From NOVA, I would leave around 4:30-5AM, to get to Chelsea by 10, including a short stop for fuel, snacks (to go), and the restroom.
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Unread 03-15-2012, 10:16 AM
 
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From NOVA, I would leave around 4:30-5AM, to get to Chelsea by 10, including a short stop for fuel, snacks (to go), and the restroom.
Thanks again for the input!
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Unread 03-15-2012, 10:17 AM
 
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Thanks again for the input!
You're welcome. Have a safe trip, and enjoy your visit!
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