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Old 12-22-2013, 10:30 AM
 
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I will be driving from Philadelphia to Newton, NJ on the night before christmas. I am planning to leave about 4pm-4.30pm and stop for dinner on the way. I am wondering in which places should I expect to hit traffic? Also what time will I most likely arrive in newton if I leave at 4-4.30pm and stop for dinner on the way? I think I will probably face a lot of traffic leaving Philadelphia, but where else will I face traffic?
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:01 AM
 
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anyone?
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:51 AM
 
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Ok, so let me help you out a bit. Do you want the freeway route or State highway route.

Here is my suggestion for the freeway route:
Take 476 NB--22 EB--33NB--80 EB--|(Cross over into NJ)|--206 NB towards Newton.

For the State highway route:
95 NB--|(Cross over into NJ)|--29NB--202 NB--206 NB.

I would rather prefer the State highway route, since its much shorter. The drive overall should take about 2 hours and 15 minutes on a normal day, and maybe budget an extra 25 minutes for traffic along 206 (mostly around Somerville and Flemington circles). However, it all depends on where you live in Philadelphia. Please provide me with this info.

My recommendation is that you stop for food at Hillsborough. Door to door, the trip should then take 3.25 Hours.

Hope you Have a Happy & Safe journey Danny. I Wish you a Merry Christmas .

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Old 12-23-2013, 10:00 PM
 
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Ok, so let me help you out a bit. Do you want the freeway route or State highway route.

Here is my suggestion for the freeway route:
Take 476 NB--22 EB--33NB--80 EB--|(Cross over into NJ)|--206 NB towards Newton.

For the State highway route:
95 NB--|(Cross over into NJ)|--29NB--202 NB--206 NB.

I would rather prefer the State highway route, since its much shorter. The drive overall should take about 2 hours and 15 minutes on a normal day, and maybe budget an extra 25 minutes for traffic along 206 (mostly around Somerville and Flemington circles). However, it all depends on where you live in Philadelphia. Please provide me with this info.

My recommendation is that you stop for food at Hillsborough. Door to door, the trip should then take 3.25 Hours.

Hope you Have a Happy & Safe journey Danny. I Wish you a Merry Christmas .
Oh yeah sorry I forgot to put this. I will be taking I-95 N crossing to NJ around Ewing area, and then taking Exit 7B and U.S 206 NB all the way through lawrenceville, princeton, Hillsborough. And I am planning to stop around Applebees in Hillsborough, NJ on Route 206. I am familiar with the route as I do it a lot, just not at this time. Sorry I forgot that. And yeah I will be starting from Central Philadelphia around City Hall area.
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:48 AM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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That routing works as it is somewhat straightforward, the worst part is probably doing the US206 single lane business for long stretches.
Sometime when you don't have to be there a certain time I would suggest the usual alternatives like Bear Tavern to 31 to US202 or Princeton Pike to US206, or jumping off 206 at the three way light and driving up the canal.
Also a portion of the US206 bypass is supposedly open through Hillsborough but not certain if it makes a big diff yet since you might have to jump off and back onto 206 to use it. haven't tried it myself.
Noogle maps only shows a small part of it but I think more has been built. No time to check here, have to finish gift stuff
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:21 PM
 
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I drove the route I said above, and left at 4pm. I did have many troubles getting out of philadelphia. It was all blocked up from chestnut st all the way to where vine st expressway hits I-95 N. It delayed me an hour. It was also a bit messy on I-95 until I entered bucks county. But after that I-95 was so smooth, as it was fully dark then. When I exited onto U.S 206 it was pretty deserted and smooth all the way up.
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