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Old 09-23-2011, 07:16 AM
 
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I'm starting a new job and live in Marlton. The commute wil be to cargo city/Lester area if s.Philly (by the airport). I wanted to see how bad the commute will be. I've been given directions via the Walt Whitman to I-95 or Betsy Ross to I-95.
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:29 AM
 
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Congratulations!!
35 to 45 min on a good day

You could always move to PA and reduce the commuting fees and most likely travel time and head aches.
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:02 AM
 
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I'm starting a new job and live in Marlton. The commute wil be to cargo city/Lester area if s.Philly (by the airport). I wanted to see how bad the commute will be. I've been given directions via the Walt Whitman to I-95 or Betsy Ross to I-95.
Take the Walt Whitman. If you take the Betsy Ross you will be in very bad traffic with people going from the northern suburbs to jobs in town.
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:09 AM
 
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Thanks. Moving to PA unfortunately isn't an option. Taking the walt what will be my average commute? If a good day is 35-45 min how often do you get a good day?
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:05 AM
 
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Thanks. Moving to PA unfortunately isn't an option. Taking the walt what will be my average commute? If a good day is 35-45 min how often do you get a good day?
I can't give you a good answer on that. I lived in Cherry Hill & normally took the Ben Franklin. I have taken Walt & Betsy when there were problems on Ben. Based on that, if you have a closure on Walt, if I was making that commute, I'd stay on 295 to exit 10, cross the Commodore Barry, & head back north. Yes, it's out of the way, but, unless the closure was linked to a problem on I 95 northbound out of Delaware, it would be preferable, to me, to southbound on 95.
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:22 AM
 
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Definitely take Walt. Where are you coming from in Marlton? You basically have two options:

1. Run down 70 to 130 and then pick up Walt where 168 and 130 intersect. That will probably take about 30-45 minutes in traffic.

2. Run down 295 south and pickup 42/76 straight into Walt. That will probably take about 30 minutes with traffic.

Once on the PA side you have about a 10-15 minute drive to your destination. Overall, I would plan 45-60 minutes for that commute to account for random crap that always seems to happen when you're already running 10 minutes late.
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:52 AM
 
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Get on I-295S on exit 34 (rt70) and head over to Philly via Walt Whitman bridge. Head toward I-95S after the toll (first exit).

Betsy Ross bridge is out of your way (no sense in going North and then back down South).

Up to 60 minutes is being conservative. Great days, maybe 35 minutes (when everyone is off). Going home may be problem at times. I've been stuck on Walt Whitman (25 minutes just to cross the bridge) on many occassions. It bottleneck at the point of when you get into NJ because of Rt42.
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Old 09-24-2011, 03:32 PM
 
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Hmm, maybe I should rethink this job offer if it's going to take over an hour - if up to 60 minutes is being conservative. Once in awhile is fine but I'd rather keep my daily commute between 45-60 minutes (or less). Thanks for the advice.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:00 PM
 
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Hmm, maybe I should rethink this job offer if it's going to take over an hour - if up to 60 minutes is being conservative. Once in awhile is fine but I'd rather keep my daily commute between 45-60 minutes (or less). Thanks for the advice.

I think what they meant by 60 mins being conservative, is that it won't take that long..
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:50 PM
 
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I get from Voorhees to the navy yard in about 40 minutes during rush hour, so it would probably be a little bit longer for you.
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