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Old 10-14-2009, 04:04 PM
 
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My work moved to Waltham and I currently live in Bridgewater. I don't have a choice at the moment and need advice on the easiest way to get there.

I know it's going to be long and am expecting traffic, either by car or public transport but don't have too much insight as to the best way to get to work at the moment.

Any help is appreciated.

THanks!!
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Old 10-14-2009, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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I would log onto AAA and do a trip tik type of map. After you create that map, you can enlarge the map and find alternate routes. Doesn't appear that you'll have a huge # of choices, although you may be able to find some secondary roads. I used to travel from Norfolk MA to Marlboro and had a nifty back route to avoid 495 which can be troublesome in the winter. If you want to give me the two addresses I'd be glad to research them for you.
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Old 10-14-2009, 06:53 PM
 
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Thanks for the help GMarcan920! I think I may need more help figuring out which main roads to take before I get to the side roads. Side roads all the way will take forever so I know I'll have to be on some highways. Do you know if it's easier to go 24N to 95N or 495N to 95N or 495N to pike, etc.???
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Old 10-15-2009, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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Not speaking from daily direct experience, so hopefully someone else will chime in with firsthand information:

I did a AAA map; it shows' 24 to 95/128 at around 37 miles. Personally, I'd go 495 (it may be busy but I don't think it's as congested as 128 is) then take the MA Pike; I'll map that route on on AAA just for heck of it. It's a nasty ride and not much in the way of side roads. I was looking at Rte. 106 to 95N, then out to 128/95N but I think 95 is pretty busy in the am and pm.
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Old 10-16-2009, 07:46 AM
 
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I'm afraid there isn't going to be too much to help cut out the commute.

Anybody know how long this commute will take with the traffic? I'm guessing 2 hours.
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Quiet Corner Connecticut
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Google Maps has an option of doing directions without taking the highway. In your case: avoiding 24 and 128. It takes over an hour, and mostly is Route 28, some bizarre routing through the west side of Boston and Brookline, then west on Route 20 to Waltham.

Rails are out: takes too long. Plus Bridgewater's stop, the line goes to South Station. Waltham's stop, the line goes to North Station. No direct connection between the two.
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