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Old 05-25-2015, 04:51 PM
 
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I just moved to St. Pete, and I just got my dream job up in Lutz. I love living in St. Pete and I don't want to move. However, every time I have told someone that I will be commuting to Lutz, they seem to think I'm crazy and that I will get caught up in the traffic on I-275.

How bad is the traffic, and when is rush hour each day? Is there an alternative route that I could take? St. Pete is my dream city, and my dream job is in Lutz. Help me figure out how to make this work.
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Old 05-25-2015, 05:04 PM
 
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google maps has that information
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Old 05-25-2015, 05:11 PM
 
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I just moved to St. Pete, and I just got my dream job up in Lutz. I love living in St. Pete and I don't want to move. However, every time I have told someone that I will be commuting to Lutz, they seem to think I'm crazy and that I will get caught up in the traffic on I-275.

How bad is the traffic, and when is rush hour each day? Is there an alternative route that I could take? St. Pete is my dream city, and my dream job is in Lutz. Help me figure out how to make this work.
Buy a helicopter!

You will be stuck on 275.
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Old 05-25-2015, 05:12 PM
 
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Do you think it would be better to just move up closer to Lutz, or stay in St. Pete and commute each day?
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Old 05-25-2015, 05:16 PM
 
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or leave at 5 a.m. for work everyday - I think that's the predominate flow of traffic on 275 every morning
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Old 05-25-2015, 06:42 PM
 
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That's something to deal with if you are calculating lots of extra time and some times you will be way early while other times you will be stuck for a long time.

One of our kids had to do the other way around and move to St. Pete for that reason.
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:03 PM
 
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Do you think it would be better to just move up closer to Lutz, or stay in St. Pete and commute each day?
Do you have to be at work at 7am? Because that shouldn't be awful, I would think under an hour. You will be reverse commuting , in the morning the traffic is going south you will be going north your problem is going to be the bridge in the morning, if you are crossing the bridge in the morning before 745 you will be fine one you get to the veterans you will be clear until Lutz. I think is doable but it's a long commute it's 45 without traffic but even with that you should be under hour most days.
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:13 PM
 
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Give it a shot and see how you feel. You may be able to do it. Remember you will have toll to pay about 125 to 150 per month.
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:37 PM
 
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Move to Lutz, Great area. Problem solved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-26-2015, 01:50 AM
 
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Once you start doing the daily commute from St Pete to Lutz and back you'll find out real quick whether its something you want to do long term.
Rush hours usually comprise the hours of 7-9am and 4-6pm.
Personally i'd move to the Lutz area.
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