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Old 08-04-2008, 04:40 PM
 
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Smile Best route to NC State from Clayton

I just started working at NC State and was wondering what the best route is to avoid trafic.
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:17 PM
 
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Default I can't be the only one looking for a good route

I can't imagine that there isn't some ideas on alternate routes to NC State. Can anyone give any suggestions? Thanks
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:18 PM
 
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Where in Clayton are you leaving from?
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:41 PM
 
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Covered Bridge Road near Riverwood.
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:10 PM
 
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Hmm-that area has several possibilities. I would try all the different ways to see which worked best for you.

Go up past Riverwood (that road becomes Smithfield Rd) up to Poole Road to 440.

I think alot of people follow Old US 70 from Shotwell Road to Garner. You can then shoot over to Jones Sausage Road onto 140.

These are just some ideas. I haven't done any of them personally during peak hours. HTH!
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:12 AM
 
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I think I-40 would be your best route, although there is a way to access 540 from covered bridge road (not sure where though).

There is a vanpool from Clayton to NCSU, you could check to see if you could join that. Its through the Triangle Transit Authority.
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:19 AM
 
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In addition to the route, if there's any way to vary the time that you start working each day you might think about that too, b/c even just 10-15 minutes could mean a lot of a difference in your commuting time.
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:03 AM
 
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I'd say just shoot down ssaunders and either get on 40 from there or continue on 70. I'd think 40 would be quicker.
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:09 AM
 
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In addition to the route, if there's any way to vary the time that you start working each day you might think about that too, b/c even just 10-15 minutes could mean a lot of a difference in your commuting time.
I agree. If you don't hit 40 at just the right time you hit big time traffic around Jones Sausage.

You could try taking 70 until it turns into South Saunders and take that right to Western Blvd.
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Old 08-06-2008, 04:25 PM
 
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Thanks for the suggestions I will keep trying them out. This morning I made it in a half hour, but tonight it took about 40 minutes and I left work early too! I will continue to welcome suggested routes and keep everyone posted for future reference.
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