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Old 05-26-2010, 09:13 PM
 
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Take it from one who had to learn the hard way - don't speed in Dinwiddie County! It's a boring stretch of 85 just south of Richmond, easy to speed through, but definitely not worth it!
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:55 AM
 
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Good to know, thanks! I have a tendency to follow traffic in terms of speed, but if I'm the only one on the road I make good use of my cruise control.
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:20 PM
 
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Leave as early as you can. That's my best advice for anyone using 95 South pretty much anytime. If you can leave by 6-7am, do it.
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:06 PM
 
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Take it from one who had to learn the hard way - don't speed in Dinwiddie County! It's a boring stretch of 85 just south of Richmond, easy to speed through, but definitely not worth it!
Absolutely! And bring some good music or an audiobook with you, b/c what you can get on the radio in that stretch of road is boring, too.
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:12 PM
 
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Absolutely! And bring some good music or an audiobook with you, b/c what you can get on the radio in that stretch of road is boring, too.
Believe me, I know. Although, after dealing with 95 traffic I kind of like how empty it is
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Old 05-27-2010, 07:18 PM
 
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Don't speed through Mecklenburg County, VA either. The cops park between the forest of trees that separates each side of I85. The 60 miles between Petersburg and South Hill is one of the nation's biggest speed traps. However, if you don't go above 80 mph and don't lurk in the passing lane, you should be ok.
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Old 05-31-2010, 05:55 PM
 
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In case anyone ever wants to know, I left just before 8am on Friday and made it down to Durham in a little over 4.5 hours taking I-95 and I-85. Aside from a 45-minute delay due to an accident north of Richmond, traffic was pretty clear. Coming back, I decided to hop on 301N by Richmond instead of taking I-95N and it took just under 6 hours. To be fair, I didn't get off of I-95 at the right exit, so I took an unecessary 30-40 minute tour of Richmond. Otherwise, the only traffic I hit was right before the Nice Bridge, which isn't that bad considering that it's Memorial Day.
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Old 06-01-2010, 04:55 AM
 
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Glad you had a reasonably trouble-free trip.
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