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Old 04-07-2011, 09:01 PM
 
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Starting a new job and need advice on commuting from the Wellington area of Manassas to the George Mason area of Fairfax, 8am - 5pm. I know that 28 is usually insane, and I haven't tried 66 but I generally assume that it would be awful also. Advice please?
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:05 PM
 
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Use the parkway to woodbridge then drive down 123?
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:28 AM
 
Location: Manassas, VA
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Easy. Take PW Parkway to Yates Ford Rd. to Henderson Rd. over to Clifton Rd. to 123 and you hit Braddock. Avoid 28 altogether. You don't even need to deal with that mess and your commute won't be bad at all.
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:01 AM
 
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I think it might make a difference where in Fairfax. 123 is fine unless you have to go north all the way through the city. The intersection of 123/Braddock can get pretty nasty during rush hour, and going through the city of Fairfax is really annoying. There are alternatives though, depending on exactly where in Fairfax the OP has to go.

On a side note, if you buy a Prius or can otherwise drive in the HOV lanes on 66, it's just fine. Also, shifting the commute up by just one hour would make 66 pretty passable.
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Manassas, VA
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I think it might make a difference where in Fairfax. 123 is fine unless you have to go north all the way through the city. The intersection of 123/Braddock can get pretty nasty during rush hour, and going through the city of Fairfax is really annoying. There are alternatives though, depending on exactly where in Fairfax the OP has to go.

On a side note, if you buy a Prius or can otherwise drive in the HOV lanes on 66, it's just fine. Also, shifting the commute up by just one hour would make 66 pretty passable.
Rt. 28 can be absolutely horrible in the mornings and I think that's what the OP is trying to avoid. Five weeks ago I took it at 7am and it took me 40 minutes to go three miles....omg it was bad.
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:08 PM
 
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Right, 28 is horrible. I don't understand why that road is so bad even when it's not rush hour.
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:01 PM
 
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Thanks for the answers guys! I hadn't even thought of going the PW Parkway/123/Braddock route.
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