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Old 01-13-2010, 09:48 AM
 
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I have a temporary commute from American Legion Bridge area to University of Richmond coming up. Must be in Richmond on weekdays by 10am. I don't live in either of these areas. Can anyone give me an idea of what time I need to leave NoVa? Been told I need 4 hours for a 2 hour commute. Ugh! Thanks.
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:58 AM
 
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thats not a commute thats a road trip!
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Old 01-13-2010, 10:14 AM
 
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I-95 is a crapshoot 24/7 (or maybe "18/7" ) but especially during rush hour. Once you get off the equally jammed Beltway, you would technically be riding against traffic although that is relative. Assuming no accidents or delays - a major assumption - you would have relatively smooth sailing through Fredericksburg. From there, it would depend on how many Spotsylvania Coutny residents commute down to Richmond, which is probably an increasing number these days.

In other words, that four-hour commute may not be such an exaggeration given your time frame. It might not hurt to head out around 6-6:30am on the first few days to get a better feel, allow for said "scheduled" delays, and adjust accordingly.
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:21 AM
 
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Yeah I think you're right. Thanks. Glad this is just temporary.
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:24 AM
 
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When I drive south to NC I usually leave around 8-8:30 so I get to Richmond around 10:00. At that point the traffic isn't bad at all. From what I've noticed, the traffic is worse going north in the mornings and south in the evenings. I've also driven through Richmond during rush hour (both morning and evening) and hardly noticed.
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:13 PM
 
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Thanks juniperbleau. That is the 'crap shoot'; wait a little longer to depart, take a chance on missing the early morning stuff. I think I'll try going early - too stressful to hit traffic/accidents, etc. and be delayed.
Thanks to all.
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:59 AM
 
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Sadly, the earlier you go the worse it could be unless you leave at 5am. Once you get past Fredericksburg it goes faster. Good luck.
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