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Old 10-08-2009, 10:11 AM
 
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I have a flight leaving from Dulles at 6:40 tonight. I live in Oakton (123 and Jermantown Road), and usually go down Hunter Mill to the Toll Road, but Hunter Mill is VERY trafficky around that time. Would it be faster to go down 50 to Sully Road? I've driven that way before but never during rush hour. And what time should I leave?
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:24 AM
 
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I've never driven on the Dulles Toll Road during rush hour, but I can't imagine it would take longer than backtracking down to US-50. US-50 is normally moderately congested during rush and gets particularly bad up in Chantilly. But it's the traffic lights (with lots of cars in front of you at some lights) that really slow you down more than anything.

I live in Fair Oaks and I know I've avoided driving up US-50 to Chantilly during the late rush like the plague after doing it a few times to run some errands.
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:48 AM
 
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Sully Road is known as State highway 28. Yes, it is very busy. Allow yourself enough time to get there, especially during rush hour.
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:28 AM
 
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OK, going by this I think I am just going to take Hunter Mill to the Toll Road -- I wasn't expecting traffic on the Toll Road, but just on Hunter Mill it is very crowded because it's a one-lane road and lots of people go home that way. Allowing lots of extra time!

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Old 10-08-2009, 02:38 PM
 
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OK, going by this I think I am just going to take Hunter Mill to the Toll Road -- I wasn't expecting traffic on the Toll Road, but just on Hunter Mill it is very crowded because it's a one-lane road and lots of people go home that way. Allowing lots of extra time!

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If you're actually going *to* the airport, you don't actually take toll road. The Dulles lanes never have significant traffic on them. No way would I go US 50->28 N during rush hour.
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Old 10-08-2009, 02:51 PM
 
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At evening rush hour 50W is painfully slow b/c it's with traffic, but 28N is not too bad since the majority of the traffic is going S.

That said, the Dulles access road is always pretty empty--I'd go that way!
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:28 PM
 
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At evening rush hour 50W is painfully slow b/c it's with traffic, but 28N is not too bad since the majority of the traffic is going S.

That said, the Dulles access road is always pretty empty--I'd go that way!
IME, 28N from the Toll/Access Road to Rt 7 is a real bear during evening rush.
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Old 10-10-2009, 07:30 AM
 
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The whole road has gotten better since they put in the overpasses, north of the toll road to Rt. 7. If they hadn't, it would be an unbelievable mess. I can remember what Rt.28 was like in the late 80's - it was virtually deserted.
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