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Old 01-30-2012, 01:17 PM
 
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How is the 66 traffic these days with the widening project? Is Gainesville to tysons corner commuting really worth it?
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:30 PM
 
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I'm on 66 around 6:45am at Rte 28. It typically takes me around 20 minutes to get to Nutley with mostly smooth traffic (volume, yes) and a slow down at the Rte 50 intersection. Sometimes it's less and sometimes (only if there is an accident), it's more. Believe it or not, it's mostly smooth pre 7am..Not sure what happens after that time though.
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:11 PM
 
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During peak hours 66 is pretty bad. I would suggest either leave early or leave late.
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:45 AM
 
Location: VA soon to be NC
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I'm on 66 around 6:45am at Rte 28. It typically takes me around 20 minutes to get to Nutley with mostly smooth traffic (volume, yes) and a slow down at the Rte 50 intersection. Sometimes it's less and sometimes (only if there is an accident), it's more. Believe it or not, it's mostly smooth pre 7am..Not sure what happens after that time though.
Take a wild guess.
OP I would not recommend it.
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:42 PM
 
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How is the 66 traffic these days with the widening project? Is Gainesville to tysons corner commuting really worth it?
Worth what, exactly? Taking a job in Tysons? It seems like the question should be in the reverse, i.e. is taking this job in Tysons really worth the commute from Gainesville?
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Tysons Corner
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Capchick *Thumbs up*!

Jobs should be dictating where you live not the opposite. If your asking what the difference in finding a job in gainesville would be, likely 50% of the salary. So yea, working in Tysons is worth it, consider living closer if possible! Fairfax will welcome you back.
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:00 PM
 
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We live in Gainesville and my husband commutes to Tysons. Within a week of moving here, he adjusted his schedule so he is never in before 10am, because the traffic really is that horrendous to sit in there and back. If you don't have the option to leave early or late, I'd suggest you evaluate whether you have the patience to sit on 66, because it really does affect the quality of life for some people.
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:35 AM
 
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Go to VDOT's website and click on the traffic cameras and watch. Watch at the times of days you would be travelling and it will give you an idea of how it is on a regular basis. You also get a good idea which lanes move better than others in certain areas.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:22 AM
 
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Thanks for all the input! I'm questioning because I'm preparing to build a new home either 66 corridor or 267 tollway. What's your vote?
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Gainesville, VA
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In response to "your job should dictate where you live". I disagree. Hubby has been at 4 different offices in 5 years. Should we have moved every time he started working at a different place? We picked a nice place with good schools near 66 and the VRE to begin with... did not NEED to move.
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