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Old 11-29-2011, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Hartford, CT
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I'm trying to get to a concert down at The Fillmore in Silver Spring on Thursday. It starts at 7, but I wanted to get down there at 5:30 and I was wondering what would be the best way to get there and if I would hit any major traffic. I was gonna take 695 to 70 and head down 29 but I have no idea what the traffic would be like on 29. I know that it would be hell on 695 and 70. Would I be better off taking 95 to the ICC since its free? What time should I plan on leaving Towson?

Thanks in advance for your help and advice.
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:15 PM
 
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Leave before 3 and take 70 to 29.
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:52 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Leave before 3 and take 70 to 29.
Agreed. Definitely take 29.
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Hartford, CT
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Thanks for the help, but I have one more question…it turns out that I won't be able to leave until after 4:30, will the route that has been advised still be doable?
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:40 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Thanks for the help, but I have one more question…it turns out that I won't be able to leave until after 4:30, will the route that has been advised still be doable?
the issue with that route (any route really) beyond rush hour congestion
is weather and accidents which NO ONE can predict.

You asked about being in SS by 5:30 and were correctly told to leave by 3:00
Leaving 90 minutes later puts your ENTIRE trip into the height of rush hour madness.

You should still be in SS in time for the 7PM show...
but you won't have time for more than a burger beforehand.

hth
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Hartford, CT
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Thanks for the help. I'll let you know how it goes.
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Hartford, CT
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So, we left Towson around 6 and headed on 695, traffic was slow in the opposite direction (Inner Loop), and we were moving at a normal pace until we got to Liberty Road (Exit 18). It was stop-and-go from there till we got on 70. 29 was fine until we got down to the lights in Silver Spring. It took us a while to get into town because of the concert.

Thanks for the advice!
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