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Old 02-01-2013, 06:10 AM
 
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Would a commute from Morris County to the Princeton area (Plainsboro) be bearable? We may be relocating for a job I've been offered (in Wayne). My husband works in Plainsboro. He is a teacher and is in by 7:30 am, leaves by 4pm. Any thoughts would be appreciated!
Thanks so much.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:50 AM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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I used to do that using I-287 and a series of back roads along the river and canal. It was a nice ride most of the time, about an hour or so outside of rush hour. My trick was getting off and staying off the usual highways once off I-287, back roads all the way down. There is also some construction going on for a new US 206 bypass, some of that is built, haven't been down that way to see if any of it is open, but it probably does place you back into 206 which might not be the greatest thing, but since the northern part is dualized? might not be so bad for part of the trek.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:21 AM
 
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The commute will be bad.
I used to live in North Brunswick and commuted to Whippany.
I would get off I-287 at exit 12 and take the River Road and merge onto Route 18 South. Route 18 to Route 1 South.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Randolph, NJ
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I used to do that using I-287 and a series of back roads along the river and canal. It was a nice ride most of the time, about an hour or so outside of rush hour. My trick was getting off and staying off the usual highways once off I-287, back roads all the way down. There is also some construction going on for a new US 206 bypass, some of that is built, haven't been down that way to see if any of it is open, but it probably does place you back into 206 which might not be the greatest thing, but since the northern part is dualized? might not be so bad for part of the trek.
Can you share your back route?
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:56 PM
 
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The commute will be bad.
I used to live in North Brunswick and commuted to Whippany.
I would get off I-287 at exit 12 and take the River Road and merge onto Route 18 South. Route 18 to Route 1 South.
Is this the opposite direction that the OP is asking?
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:26 AM
 
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Thank you so much everyone!
ieee488 - yes, I was curious about the opposite commute. However you confirmed my thought.. that if we stayed where we live now, my commute would be horrible (Hamilton NJ to Wayne).
thanks captne76! that would be amazing if you have time to share what your commute was
-amgdr
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:29 PM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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thanks captne76! that would be amazing if you have time to share what your commute was
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Hmm I thought I already posted this in the morning, anyway you basically use I-287 up to Weston Canal Rd then any one of at least 3 ways to follow the Millstone River and Canal, there's a road on either side of it. You wind up down by Rocky Hill or Kingston and usually come out on Route US1 at Ridge Rd or College Road. Used to be a "walk in the park" 99% of the time and a very scenic relaxing ride also.
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