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Old 04-27-2012, 01:31 PM
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Hi guys,

I just rented an apartment at North Waltham, just south of Lexington.
I'm going to commute everybody by car to Boston College.
Now, I've driven my car from North Waltham towards the city throug 95N/93S route, and it took me about an hour in the morning...

Google map says from N. Waltham to Chestnut Hill, it should take about 25 minutes. Is this a reasonable timeframe (+/- 5minutes?), or would it take way more?

Any suggestions/advices? Thanks.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:38 PM
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You could take Rt. 128 to the Newton-Wellesley hospital exit, go down Washington Street, right on Commonwealth Avenue to Boston College. Depending on traffic about 1/2 an hour. Good Luck!
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:47 AM
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I used to live in the southeast corner of Waltham, near Nonantum. I took back roads to Storrow (river to pleasant to bridge to california to soldier's field road) into Boston and would usually get there in 25-35 minutes. You should investigate that option. The back roads with the least traffic/lights (for me) were river st to pleasant st, california st, centre st. The only trick is that North Waltham to South Waltham has traffic of its own as you need to cross rte 20. The advantage to backroads is that you don't get the heavy backup, especially on those friday evening commutes. The disadvantage is that there's the possibility of getting stuck behind a school bus (morning).
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