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Old 10-02-2012, 11:33 AM
 
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Having just moved to the area I am still unsure as to estimating driving time. I have an appt tomorrow morning in Hampton (Enterprise Parkway) and will be driving from the Chics Beach area of VB. Does anyone have a general idea of how long I should estimate for driving time if I need to be in Hampton for 9:30am? It looks like it is only about 25 miles from me. I was thinking of giving myself an hour - does this sound about right?
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:05 PM
 
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Having just moved to the area I am still unsure as to estimating driving time. I have an appt tomorrow morning in Hampton (Enterprise Parkway) and will be driving from the Chics Beach area of VB. Does anyone have a general idea of how long I should estimate for driving time if I need to be in Hampton for 9:30am? It looks like it is only about 25 miles from me. I was thinking of giving myself an hour - does this sound about right?
By 930am you should breeze through the tunnel and it should only take you 30-35min unless there happens to be an accident or something. I would leave an hour to be safe and make sure to check the traffic report in the morning.

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I work in that area and live in VB, I rarely encounter morning traffic going that way and I will go in anywhere from 6am to 9am depending on what is going on that week. It does occasionally happen, but 95% of days it is smooth sailing all morning. Enterprise pkwy set up kinda weird and is poorly marked so give yourself a little time to find the building if you are not familiar with the area.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:43 AM
 
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Thanks! Traffic was great heading over to Hampton (took us about half an hour), however I felt bad for the people driving the other way as they were backed up for miles - must have been an accident or something.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:59 AM
 
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Thanks! Traffic was great heading over to Hampton (took us about half an hour), however I felt bad for the people driving the other way as they were backed up for miles - must have been an accident or something.
I'm glad it worked out! Traffic sucks the other way in the morning, it is always backed up when I go in. Although it should have been clear by 9 so you are probably right about the accident.

In the afternoon traffic is terrible heading from norfolk to hampton, I see them backed up past 4th view on most days when I drive home.

Living on the Southside and working on the Peninsula really isn't bad, especially if your hours are flexible. I would not live on the Peninsula and work on the Southside though... I couldn't deal with those backups every day.

Let me know if you are gonna be making that commute on a regular basis, there are some shortcuts I can PM you that come in handy on those days when the tunnel is a mess.
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