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Old 12-01-2009, 04:29 PM
 
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I finally got a job in the area! YAY. I'm familiar with traffic patterns in the area going east-west, but not north-south. I was just wondering if anyone could tell me what the commute is like on 395S in the mornings, and 395N in the evenings. I'm m considering an apartment in arlington with a job in springfield. The job's hours are 10-7, so hopefully I'll miss out on some of the mess.

Thanks in advance! You all are always so helpful :-)
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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I finally got a job in the area! YAY. I'm familiar with traffic patterns in the area going east-west, but not north-south. I was just wondering if anyone could tell me what the commute is like on 395S in the mornings, and 395N in the evenings. I'm m considering an apartment in arlington with a job in springfield. The job's hours are 10-7, so hopefully I'll miss out on some of the mess.

Thanks in advance! You all are always so helpful :-)
I live right next to I-395 and going South in the mornings will have you going against traffic. Depending on which spot you enter 395 from you can make it to Springfield in under 20 minutes very easily. North can be a little less predictable going back into Arlington but generally again you are going against traffic. Probably 20 minutes going back.

I did the 395 reverse commute for over a year going from West End Alexandria to Ft. Belvoir and it was cake 90% of the time. You did something smart in this area by living North of your job in Northern Virginia.
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Agree with Alanboy. I did this commute for 3 years from both Ballston and South Arlington (Glebe @ 395) and the commute was great. I don't think I hit traffic once going south in 3 years. I'd say maybe once a month coming back north there would be traffic, but that's pretty darn acceptable.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Lorton, VA
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You'll have great traffic each way. Nice grab.
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