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Old 05-06-2011, 08:10 AM
 
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Is there anyone that lives in Va Beach and works in Portsmouth that can please tell me what their commute time is in the morning and afternoon? I am most concerned about the traffic situation at the I264 downtown tunnel between Norfolk and Portsmouth. I know traffic can be a nightmare there. Does anyone know the periods of heaviest traffic (morning and afternoon)? I will be commuting from VB to Portsmouth daily. My schedule is approximately 7am-4pm, but I may be able to change it from 6am-3pm if it will reduce my commute time. I need to make sure I allow enough time for commuting and childcare arrangements. Thank you in advance for your advice!
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:57 AM
 
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I don't do that route during rush hour, but I do believe you'll be going against traffic so it shouldn't be much of a problem at all (and those times are good times to go, anyway)
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:03 AM
 
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Thank you Coconut1. I hope you are right. My concern is that I'll be with all of the traffic going into and out of the shipyard and naval hospital. Maybe it won't be as bad as I am imagining.
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:57 PM
 
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I used to live in the area, and all I can say, I definitely don't miss the traffic. Va Beach to P-Town..... Expect at least a 45 min commute.

For an alternate route: take 464 towards Chesapeake from Portsmouth in the evenings.
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:11 AM
 
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Thank you Emeraldgirl. I appreciate the advice.
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:52 AM
 
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I used to live in the area, and all I can say, I definitely don't miss the traffic. Va Beach to P-Town..... Expect at least a 45 min commute.

For an alternate route: take 464 towards Chesapeake from Portsmouth in the evenings.
I could have sworn 264 was:

Morning: backed up Portsmouth to Norfolk/VA Beach
Evening: backed up from Norfolk/VA Beach to Portsmouth

No?
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Miramar Beach, FL
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I could have sworn 264 was:

Morning: backed up Portsmouth to Norfolk/VA Beach
Evening: backed up from Norfolk/VA Beach to Portsmouth

No?
I could be mistaken. Though, I have taken 464 before for an alternate route to VB from Portsmouth. However, it may not be the most direct route.
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:28 PM
 
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I am interested in hoe your experience regarding your question below is going. I am contemplating commuting from VA Beach or Suffolk to the Naval Medical Center and would appreciate any information you are willing to share regarding your experience so far. Thank you.

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Is there anyone that lives in Va Beach and works in Portsmouth that can please tell me what their commute time is in the morning and afternoon? I am most concerned about the traffic situation at the I264 downtown tunnel between Norfolk and Portsmouth. I know traffic can be a nightmare there. Does anyone know the periods of heaviest traffic (morning and afternoon)? I will be commuting from VB to Portsmouth daily. My schedule is approximately 7am-4pm, but I may be able to change it from 6am-3pm if it will reduce my commute time. I need to make sure I allow enough time for commuting and childcare arrangements. Thank you in advance for your advice!
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
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I live in VB and go to the shipyard. Anytime before 6:30a, you will miss the shipyard and naval hospital traffic at the tunnel and it's about 20 min.
Back to VB before 3:30p is pretty good unless there is a tanker with combustibles where they stop the tunnel traffic, then it can be quite a backup. When that happens, I take the interstate around to Chesapeake and take the VB exit or military hwy up to Greenbriar and jump up on the interstate.
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
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I used to live in VB and commute to Ptown for work and the Naval Hospital for school and can safely say that it sucks. It's a backed up nightmare morning, afternoon, and evening. There's really no other way to put it, taking any bridge-tunnel in HR is sucktastic. The area needs another crossing and a ferry to relieve traffic there. I don't miss it one little bit.
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