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Old 05-23-2013, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Censorshipville...
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Thanks, I am wondering if it might actually save me time just on a holiday. Based upon the map I linked to and other overall experiences I'd like to get off before hitting Dale City. Any thoughts there?

Thanks
You can take the 160 Exit onto Gordon Blvd. Hang a left onto Old Bridge Rd (You have to cross a few lanes to get into a turning lane and there isn't much of a merging nor distance to the Old bridge light), then a left on Minnieville. You can take that all the way to 234.

If you want to chance 1 more exit, you can try the 158 exit towards Potomac Mills. Stay in the lane and exit onto Caton Hill. That'll save you from sitting in the traffic going to the mall. Caton Hill intersects with Minnieville, make a left and it hits 234. Make a right on 234 to get to Aden.

The next exit is the Dale City exit. Good luck!
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:00 PM
 
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Was thinking about that. I could take it to Caroline and then back North or take it to where it meets 17 and then take that to route 1 in Spotsylvania. The only thing I found to be rather insane about that road was in Southern Maryland where vehicles either drive 25 on it or 85 and all at the same time. Kind of a scary combo!

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I have used 301 to get to Richmond to catch 95 south. It takes about an hour longer...but you know it will be only an hour. It has been a few years since I have done it as I now leave in Manassas Park and I take 29 as an alternate.

301 on Google Maps
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:05 PM
 
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Hey I missed this, thanks for being so quick to help. Appreciate your help. Don't want to do this every commute but it has got to be more effective sometimes (I hope).

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You can take the 160 Exit onto Gordon Blvd. Hang a left onto Old Bridge Rd (You have to cross a few lanes to get into a turning lane and there isn't much of a merging nor distance to the Old bridge light), then a left on Minnieville. You can take that all the way to 234.

If you want to chance 1 more exit, you can try the 158 exit towards Potomac Mills. Stay in the lane and exit onto Caton Hill. That'll save you from sitting in the traffic going to the mall. Caton Hill intersects with Minnieville, make a left and it hits 234. Make a right on 234 to get to Aden.

The next exit is the Dale City exit. Good luck!
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:04 PM
 
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You could try taking the George Wash. Parkway past national airport, into Old Town, and straight onto the very scenic Mount Vernon Parkway. When you get directly in front of the Mount Vernon mansion, bear right around the traffic circle onto Route 235 to Fort Belvoir.

Don't know how this compares to I-95, but it's worth trying.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Censorshipville...
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So what route did you take during the Memorial Day rush?
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:43 AM
 
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Woke up butt early and took 95 south at 5:45 am to avoid the traffic
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Mclean, Va; West Palm Beach, Fl
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Where are all the city-data members who claim they can get from DC to fredricksburg in one hour in rush hour traffic?

< sound of crickets.
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:38 PM
 
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Where are all the city-data members who claim they can get from DC to fredricksburg in one hour in rush hour traffic?

< sound of crickets.
I've NEVER seen anyone post anything of the sort.
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Central Virginia
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Where are all the city-data members who claim they can get from DC to fredricksburg in one hour in rush hour traffic?

< sound of crickets.
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I've NEVER seen anyone post anything of the sort.
I agree with Spencgr. Please post the thread where you read that claim.
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:27 AM
 
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Me? I just took the 95 South Route and it was awful. I was in the HOV lane Southbound that day and was ready to give it a shot then realized that there was no exit number which specifically said "Gordon Blvd" that I could see so I chickened out and continued to take 95 South. I gotta try again.

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So what route did you take during the Memorial Day rush?
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