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Old 04-05-2009, 04:27 PM
 
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We just started looking at homes in North Raleigh. I was wondering how long it would take to commute from the Bedford at Falls River community to RTP if I was to leave at around 7 am in the morning and then the return commute at around 5:30 pm.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 04-05-2009, 08:47 PM
 
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20-25 minutes. 540 the whole way to 40 and depending on where you get off, it's pretty easy.
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:23 PM
 
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You left out the part about waiting the 10-20 min of waiting in traffic on Falls of the Neuse to get to 540 in the morning and coming home at night.
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:33 PM
 
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I would anticipate on average a 35-45 minute commute to RTP from Bedford during normal rush hour times.
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:45 PM
 
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Here is a Google Maps link showing the travel time from a randomly selected point in Bedford to a randomly selected point in RTP.

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Google Maps estimate is 27 minute so 40 minutes during rush hour seems reasonable if there are delays on Falls of Neuse or on 540 near Glenwood or I-40.

How bad is traffic at 7am? I am usually still in bed.

Aren't there usually delays on eastbound 540 all the way to Leesville Road during the PM rush hour? This might be an issue at 5:30.
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:36 AM
 
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Sorry I was just looking t the 7:00 in the morning. In my opinion you'll make better time in the morning for sure. Also 15 minutes one way or the other will make a huge difference. My ex husband went to RTP every morning at 7am, but came home between 4-4:30 and traffic was always fine.
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Old 04-06-2009, 04:25 PM
 
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We're in Bedford and my husband commutes to Cisco and it takes him 20-25 minutes in the morning and 25-35 minutes returning.
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