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Old 11-11-2010, 02:05 AM
 
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Hi,

considering a transfer from working in annapolis to working in DC.

Coming from Rt. 4, Dunkirk. destination would be between the Capitol and Indiana Avenue.

which is better: Rt 4 to Suitland Pkwy, then into DC? or getting onto the Metro at Suitland?

factors: would need to be in office by 8 a.m., so which commute would be easier? leaving time is variable, 4:30 to 5:30-ish.

how bad does Rt 4 back up as you approach Suitland Parkway?

thanks.
kaydeb
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:01 PM
 
Location: 5 years in Southern Maryland, USA
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You need to ask this question in the "Life in Southern Maryland" forum. Life in Southern Maryland - Southern Maryland Community Forums
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:11 PM
 
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In the morning, Suitland Parkway going towards DC is very hectic.

Given the choice, I would just drive into DC. I don't think you would gain much by parking at Suitland and taking metro to the Capitol area.
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:29 AM
 
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Hi,

considering a transfer from working in annapolis to working in DC.

Coming from Rt. 4, Dunkirk. destination would be between the Capitol and Indiana Avenue.

which is better: Rt 4 to Suitland Pkwy, then into DC? or getting onto the Metro at Suitland?

factors: would need to be in office by 8 a.m., so which commute would be easier? leaving time is variable, 4:30 to 5:30-ish.

how bad does Rt 4 back up as you approach Suitland Parkway?

thanks.
kaydeb
I work in Suitland and when I get on Route 4 towards Upper Marlboro to go home/run errands, the traffic is pretty backed up. Not in a you-will-wait a few hours bad, but more like a extra 20-30 minutes to your commute. Once you pass the Suitland Parkway exit traffic usually picks up because it is an expressway at that point, so the traffic on Route 4 coming home shouldn't be too bad for you if you drive that way. I agree that taking the metro probably won't change much.
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Old 11-13-2010, 05:12 AM
 
Location: 5 years in Southern Maryland, USA
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Indiana Avenue, if I recall correctly, is a short street, just east of the National Archives station (it's the site of D.C. traffic court -- and also close to the AARP building, the Newseum, and Canadian Embassy).

Metrorail's Green Line from Suitland goes directly to National Archives station, then you may have a few blocks walk to wherever exactly your office is.

Like I just told you, go the "Life in Southern Maryland" website, and in their search box, type in "Suitland Parkway" and I'm sure you will find discussion of this same question.

Last edited by slowlane; 11-13-2010 at 05:58 AM..
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