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Old 10-31-2007, 10:31 PM
 
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Has anyone done this trip during peak traffic hours? I guess the way to go is 75 and then the palmetto. How bad is it? Your feedback is appreciated.
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:27 AM
 
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Anything regarding the palmetto is horrible. I would say it would take you at least 1 hour and a half. It used to take me 1 hour to go from Miami Lakes to the airport area, using the palmetto.
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Old 11-01-2007, 07:10 AM
 
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I'd rather spend a buck and take the turnpike instead of I75 & Palmetto.
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Old 11-01-2007, 08:01 AM
 
Location: SoFlo to SoCal (Hacienda Heights)
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I'd rather spend a buck and take the turnpike instead of I75 & Palmetto.

Yeah I agree. I take 75 and the palmetto from Pembroke Pines to Hialeah now, 75 is usually not too bad, but once you hit the palmetto, it becomes a crawl. It takes me 30-35 minutes.. I'd add at least another 30 to Westchester.

Get a SunPass and take the turnpike.
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Old 11-01-2007, 01:10 PM
 
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As previously mentioned, the turnpike wouldn't be a bad choice commute wise from this area, a LOT less traffic. Should take you about 30-45 minutes using the turnpike. I would look into Cooper City over anywhere in Pembroke Pines, if you can stand the soccer-mom stigma. Less traffic,less crowded, nicer people, similar distance. Nothing really wrong with Pembroke Pines, its a nice area, it just seems so crowded.
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Old 11-01-2007, 04:51 PM
 
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While the turnpike is better than the Palmetto, once you hit the 836 east you will be in for an additional 20 minutes just to get to the Palmetto to head South again to Westchester.

Thinking of exiting the turnpike or 8st or Bird Rd to beat traffic? Think again, those arteries are just as backed up, with the added fun of school zones and traffic gridlocked.

That commute will be pure and simple hell, you may as well resign yourself to that fact, or try to get to work really early or stagger your work schedule.

Do you really want to spend 3 hours a day commuting to and from work???
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Old 11-01-2007, 08:23 PM
 
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Default Chelito23 I'm going to Coral Way, why would I take 836?

Can't I just take the turnpike and exit close to coral way? I thought it would be faster this way. I was thinking of going 75 to turnpike and then exit close to Coral Way. Need more feedback. When I map it out it comes out to about 25-27 min or so.
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Old 11-01-2007, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Miami
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When you map it out on sites like Mapquest, that estimated time is without rush hour traffic. For instance mapquest says it would take me 19 minutes to go from my home to MIA. But in the rush hour taffic that same trip is double the time 40 minutes. So you need to factor rush hour traffic into your commute if you are going at those times.
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Old 11-02-2007, 12:42 PM
 
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Well you would have to exit either Bird Road or 8St. Then, the driving though those surface streets is totally girdlocked, worse than the expressways in the rush hour, because of school zones and people looking for shortcuts. You are going to Coral Way and what avenue?

PS, it is not that you have to go to the palmetto after taking the turnpike, I was just trying to illustrate that there isn't a rosey alternative by avoiding it.
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