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Old 02-24-2010, 01:57 PM
 
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What time would you say rush hour really starts in the am and pm? How early would I need to leave Leesburg to avoid the worst of the traffic 6:30, 5:30? What about coming back in the pm?
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Ashburn, VA
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When I head that way I leave early and come home early. I am not a daily commuter so I can't speak to every day but I find that, if you can get on the road before the school buses (by 7:00am) you're pretty good. Coming home, I like to be on the road by 4pm but I don't think things start getting that bad until closer to 5pm. I could be wrong, it's just what I've noticed.
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Old 02-25-2010, 04:46 AM
 
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Thanks for the info. Do you take 7 or Dulles toll road?
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:07 AM
 
Location: TX
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PM is heavyier than AM (more people will go in early etc...) when we lived there husband would leave Leesburg no later than 5:45am. (he always drove 7 too cheap to pay for the toll) and it would take about 45-1hour to get to LX1. His carpool buddy took the toll and it would get them there in 35-40minutes.

They could never leave early though (job was not one that was 8hours) so they usually left around 7pm and was ussually home by 8pm.

so if he can go in arly and leave early should be able to do rt7 in under an hour MOST days. Leave Leesburg at 5:45am and be able to leave work by 4pm. 5pm-6pm is the worst for home commute as is 7am-8am. (by 9am the traffic is thin)
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Ashburn, VA
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I take the toll road-MUCH quicker but you pay for it. I always feel like the morning is heavier than the afternoon but maybe that's due to the times I go in.
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:53 AM
 
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Very helpful. Thanks
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