U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > District of Columbia > Washington, DC
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
 
Old 09-10-2012, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
215 posts, read 508,396 times
Reputation: 108

Advertisements

Okay I dread going through DC but I got to I guess. Friday around noonish I'll be in the area. Got to go through DC and Baltimore. Google says take 395 to 695 to the Baltimore-Washington PKWY to 895 and back onto 95. I've been through this area several times but not in a while(well over a year) and previous times I just followed 95 through the area. So what's the fastest way thru DC-Baltimore?
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-10-2012, 06:35 PM
 
671 posts, read 854,144 times
Reputation: 445
remains the same. 395 > NY Ave > BW Parkway
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-11-2012, 05:05 AM
 
8,547 posts, read 11,306,487 times
Reputation: 3564
At noon? Just stick to 95 all the way.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-11-2012, 05:52 AM
 
Location: DC/Brooklyn, NY/Miami, FL
1,179 posts, read 1,578,895 times
Reputation: 391
95 to 295 to 95 again in Baltimore.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-11-2012, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
215 posts, read 508,396 times
Reputation: 108
Thanks for the replies, so many ways to get through the area. I just want the quickest through it. So 295-Baltimore Washington PKWY instead of the beltway is the way to go. I'll try this way out. Again thanks for the replies.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-11-2012, 09:46 PM
 
992 posts, read 1,133,341 times
Reputation: 407
Important: once you see the "welcome to DC" there are several speeding cameras. You have to watch your speed pretty much until you leave the city limits on 295.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-11-2012, 10:45 PM
 
671 posts, read 854,144 times
Reputation: 445
Yes they've ditched the pole cameras and they've got these new boxes they're using now. Tough to see if you're not paying attention
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-12-2012, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
215 posts, read 508,396 times
Reputation: 108
Deeman and DcBoss yes, fully aware of speed cameras in the area. Heck its one of the reasons I hate going through DC-Baltimore. Some of the most congested expressways in the USA and than there are speed cameras in the mix. Anyway, I usually just follow 95(the beltway) never took 295. Anything diff than the beltway? If I'm not mistaken, the area on the beltway is 55-60 mph limits, are they the same on 295? I may just go my usual way(beltway) if it saves me a headache....
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-12-2012, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Beautiful and sanitary DC
943 posts, read 1,269,203 times
Reputation: 567
I-95/I-495 (the Beltway) is certainly much easier driving. DC-295 is not an Interstate for many reasons -- narrow lanes, no shoulders, sharp curves, slopes, sudden merges, etc. -- and its speed limit is 45 in many places. (Hey, it's easier to deal with the traffic congestion and sudden merges if you're going at a moderate speed.) If I had a choice, I'd just as soon avoid it even though the Beltway adds 4.5 miles to the total distance.

I have no idea why anyone would recommend I-395 and NY Ave to anyone who's just passing through. Just thinking about driving those makes me anxious.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-13-2012, 01:09 PM
 
992 posts, read 1,133,341 times
Reputation: 407
Quote:
Originally Posted by paytonc View Post
I-95/I-495 (the Beltway) is certainly much easier driving. DC-295 is not an Interstate for many reasons -- narrow lanes, no shoulders, sharp curves, slopes, sudden merges, etc. -- and its speed limit is 45 in many places. (Hey, it's easier to deal with the traffic congestion and sudden merges if you're going at a moderate speed.) If I had a choice, I'd just as soon avoid it even though the Beltway adds 4.5 miles to the total distance.

I have no idea why anyone would recommend I-395 and NY Ave to anyone who's just passing through. Just thinking about driving those makes me anxious.
I agree, drive 95 (495) all the way is the best and you can probably keep a solid 10 over the speed limit the whole time. The only reason I would even recommend 295 is if you wanted to see the city skyline and keep from the monotony of a long road trip.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $94,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > District of Columbia > Washington, DC

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2015, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top