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Old 01-02-2014, 06:56 PM
 
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PWC seems like they're attempting to fix things. They have a number of projects that should help with congestion issues. Route 1 is going to be widened with more lanes, Minnieville Road is going to be turned into a 4 lane road and they're also creating more biker lanes within the county. I wish they would do something about Dale Blvd because it backs up so bad from about 4 til 6 or 7 PM but that's another story.
Isn't Minnieville 4 lanes now?
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:54 PM
 
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There are no viable solutions because there are no more roads and no place to put new roads.

In the area you are talking about, Prince William County, we do have OmniRide/PRTC commuter buses that will take you across Prince William County, to the metros (Franconia and Vienna) and take you all the way into D.C.


If you intend to drive on 95 during rush hour, I would recommend leaving some tranqs in your car or just not drive during those times.
Bandit 2014: I 'm taking heed to the tranqs... I HATED Atlanta traffic, so I've been too dismayed by what I see in VA... ok...next state?
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:54 AM
 
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Isn't Minnieville 4 lanes now?
In most places it is. When you cross Spriggs Road, I think, it drops down to two lanes. Four lanes is much needed because there are a TON of houses back that way and it backs up/crawls although it is much improved from a few years ago.
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:34 AM
 
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Bandit 2014: I 'm taking heed to the tranqs... I HATED Atlanta traffic, so I've been too dismayed by what I see in VA... ok...next state?
DC metro traffic is worse. Both cities have close to the same metro population. Even though DC has better rail DC has fewer lanes with the same amount of traffic.
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:30 PM
 
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Sorry - slightly misspoke. There were only 3 lanes ( from outside of Fredricksburg up to at least Woodbridge) on I- 95. For Rt 1 - only 2, I thought it must have been an eyetrick.....So many red taillights I say. It was VERY interesting... To be sure, it was a surprise - only 3 lanes. I did notice the HOV lanes though. Very familiar with the HOV and it helps. So I'm wondering how is it that this area with so much in/outgoing travel from the nation's capital has been so poorly equipped. Just a thought...out of frustration.
I'll try not to complain, but I will be inquiring with officials and maybe offering suggestions. I heard about the SLUGGING and VRE. - Great! but to get the neighborhood grocery store...it's an outright planned military mission. lol
Perhaps the OP should have done a bit more research before signing a lease 40 miles outside of DC on the most notorious commuting interstate in the country. Ever wonder why it's cheaper to live there?
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Old 01-04-2014, 09:55 PM
 
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Perhaps the OP should have done a bit more research before signing a lease 40 miles outside of DC on the most notorious commuting interstate in the country. Ever wonder why it's cheaper to live there?
Thanks poster: Ed Wood, but the work is where the work is. Also I had heard by nearly everyone that the traffic was not so great in the area. But to actually see so few lanes to "the most notorious commuting interstate in the country," was a bit baffling. And the drivers who literally drive 23mph in the left lane, I wasn't expecting that. I was really wanting to know if there were any fixes in the near future.
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:38 AM
 
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Lookin..., you should investigate the actions (and inactions) of the state legislature over the past few years.
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Old 01-05-2014, 04:19 PM
 
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Honestly it's been that way for decades. PM traffic is the heaviest when drivers are returning from northbound cities. I used to go on route 1 back in 2000 up to 2006 when my office was on rt 1 and it's 95 and route 1 flowing south nightly to Quantico.

They can't expand rt 1 to a three lane highway without sacrificing stores. There's many stores that would lose parking spaces if it's expanded. The problem is timing lights. Only six to ten cars per lane get to go per light during work hours.
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