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Old 07-13-2013, 03:31 PM
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Can anyone provide some info on what the commute is like from Williamsburg to the Hampton area?
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:19 PM
 
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What time of day?
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:21 PM
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morning/evening commuting hours - around 7am in the morning and 5pm in the afternoon.
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:17 AM
 
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64 has a tendency to back-up. The commute, itself, is an easy one, but it's unpredictable and will often take much longer than it should. On a good day--30-40 minutes.
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:53 AM
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Thanks for the response. Just curious, but for those who carpool, do the HOV lanes in the NN and Hampton area help much with the commute?
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Newport News, Virginia
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I don't carpool (I don't even commute--I'm a stay at home mom!), and I might not be understanding your question correctly--but, in my experience with 64, the bottleneck isn't from NN to Hampton, it's from W'burg to NN. After you get to NN, there are more lanes and the traffic flows more readily.

Hope that helps.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:50 AM
 
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Another question is: what part of Williamsburg?

You can take 60 to Newport News if 64 is backed up but that adds time to the commute.
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:01 PM
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Thanks for the responses! Not really sure yet in terms of where - considering a move and just wanted more info on the feasibility of commuting from Williamsburg to the NN/Hampton area. I'm sure I'll follow up with more detailed questions if a move comes to pass. Thanks again!
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:05 AM
 
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Hi, I commute to and fro a few times a week. If the interstate backs up, I grab the alt route of Colonial Parkway and take it down to Yorktown (home for me). There is another alt route on the other side of the 64 which leads you down to NN. So it is def doable.
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:57 PM
 
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It also matters where in Hampton. In the summers in particularly you will be hitting tunnel traffic on the way home into Hampton, depending on what part. Farthest away from the tunnels is your best bet to avoid that, or with a good traffic app to see where the traffic is backed up to so you can hop off the highway before getting stuck in it.

There can be some killer traffic though if there's an accident or something along those lines, but unless it's really bad (like the day it took them hours to remove a tree that fell on 64) the alternate routes only take a few minutes longer to go around any backup between Williamsburg and Ft Eustis, at least in my experience.

~Katy
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