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Old 10-08-2015, 12:57 PM
 
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Every time I try to get from my parents' house in Albany back down to Virginia, I get stuck in a mess trying to get from 87 S onto 95 S. There's got to be some simple way to do it, but damned if I can figure it out. Yesterday my GPS brought me over the George Washington Bridge at rush hour. Last time I took a wrong turn and got stuck on the Tappan Zee Bridge for over an hour.

Is there a way to avoid all this and bypass NYC traffic altogether???
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Old 10-08-2015, 01:22 PM
 
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17 or 287 as the connector instead of going 87->95, going 87->17->287.

I mean I literrally googled albany, ny to virginia and those were two roads that bypass NYC alltogether were the recommended routes.
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Old 10-08-2015, 01:37 PM
 
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Where in VA? If you can link up with I-81 instead, just take that down through PA and MD. Skip most of the tri-state region altogether. Lots of connections if you head west a little.
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Old 10-08-2015, 01:43 PM
 
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Hampton Roads. Honestly, I'd like to bypass the tri-state area if I can--I always wind up in a mess. I'll look that one up--thanks, Liz!

And Energystream--I'll look into that connection, too. Thank you!
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Old 10-08-2015, 01:58 PM
 
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Just took a look on a map. I-87S to I-84W to I-81S to I-83S to I-95S. You'll meet back up with 95 around Baltimore. May add some miles, but that should far outweigh the hassle of going through NYC. Doesn't look hugely out of the way. I also like switching roads every few hours rather than being on one road. Breaks up the monotony.
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Old 10-09-2015, 12:48 PM
 
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