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Old 11-25-2015, 11:48 AM
 
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Has anyone done this ??

I95 looks like it is slow right now with accidents ...
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Old 11-25-2015, 11:53 AM
 
Location: West Raleigh
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At the moment, 95 doesn't look that bad to me...but US1 is an ok option though in some places it's not been widened and has stop lights. Kind of a 6 of one, half dozen of the other situation....
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Old 11-25-2015, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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At the moment, 95 doesn't look that bad to me...but US1 is an ok option though in some places it's not been widened and has stop lights. Kind of a 6 of one, half dozen of the other situation....

On Google maps, it's red almost both ways starting at Fredericksburg, and it's only 1pm. I would need some suggestions also on how to get around NOVA traffic. I'm gonna try small roads, even though it's out of the way
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Old 11-25-2015, 12:37 PM
 
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I'm in West Cary and take US 1 to Columbia even on a normal traffic day, but with the holiday, yeah, I'd definitely recommend it from even other locations in the Triangle.
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Old 11-25-2015, 12:48 PM
 
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The app Waze has always been helpful for avoiding traffic, I suggest using it if you aren't already.
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Old 11-25-2015, 01:37 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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It would be helpful to know if the OP means MD or SC. US 1 can take you to either. Based on the traffic comment, and for good reason, I see that everyone is presuming MD so far.
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Old 11-25-2015, 01:39 PM
 
Location: West Raleigh
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It would be helpful to know if the OP means MD or SC. US 1 can take you to either. Based on the traffic comment, and for good reason, I see that everyone is presuming MD so far.
OOOHHH, I was looking at Columbia, SC and the traffic southbound on 95. Makes sense now!
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Old 11-25-2015, 01:58 PM
 
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I'd just jump on I-95 and hop off around Florence to get on I-20. From Raleigh, it's probably a three and a half hour drive. Highway 1 might take a bit longer with lights in towns like Sanford or Southern Pines.
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Old 11-25-2015, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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There's always Columbia TN, too. There are A LOT of Columbias. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia

My first thought was SC, too, which is a good bit bigger than Columbia MD.
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Old 11-25-2015, 04:52 PM
 
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Since the OP mentioned 95 in a question about going from Raleigh to Columbia, it's a safe bet that s/he means MD, and not SC or TN, since 95 wouldn't be a factor to go to either of those locations from Raleigh. (Maaaaaybe SC, but it's really not the best route.) Fredericksburg also pretty much sealed it.

And OP, on the day before Thanksgiving, there's no way to avoid traffic between NC and the DC metro area. No matter what route you take, you're going to hit very heavy traffic. A better option might have been 29, but it's likely too late now.
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