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Old 02-20-2012, 01:13 PM
 
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Can I get to Queens, NY from Newark, NJ and avoid the Midtown Tunnel.
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:25 PM
 
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you can take 1/9 or the Turnpike into 46 or straight into the GWB, but it would help to know what part of Queens

you can take the Lincoln Tunnel and go north on the W Side Hwy and cut across 125th street to the Triboro or c ut over from the lincoln Tunnel to the Queensboro Br
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:15 AM
 
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I'm driving a 16 foot Penske truck. I need to get to I-78. It looks like if I take 278 South through Queens and Brooklyn and cross over into Staten Island and then New Jersey, I'd have to take I-95 South for a little bit and then get onto 287 heading west to eventually hit I-78. Do you think it will be faster if I just head NORTH on 278 and do the RFK-->Deggan/Hwy87? That takes me to I-95, and then puts me right on I-78 West just 6 miles from there. So which way is faster given that I need to get on I-78 West (and then I-81 South after that)? Starting out going North on 278 from LIC and doing the RFK/Deggan route advised above? Or taking 278 South through Queens, Brooklyn, crossing over into Staten Island and then Jersey, taking I-95 South to I-287, and then finally hitting I-78?
If you're in BK or Queens there's really no reason to ever mess with the GWB. It's for through traffic trying to access BX, CT and New England. (And in most cases I'd recommend Tappan Zee if you're just trying to bypass NYC).

Heading south or west you're best bet is to run 278 West over the Verrazano into Staten Island, then 440 South to the Outerbridge Crossing, which dumps you out onto 287 and no need to mess with the Turnpike or pay an extra toll. From there you have easy access to 78.
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Old 05-13-2014, 02:57 PM
 
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