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Old 08-03-2009, 03:55 PM
 
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I work 4 days a week and found a great place in Fort Lauderdale, exactly 40 miles from my future worksite in West Palm.

Google says its a 46 min drive. How bad will it really be with traffic?
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Old 08-03-2009, 04:53 PM
 
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Rush hour traffic is a bit rough in parts of Broward and around Boca Raton even if there are no accidents. I would give yourself 45 minutes at least...

Maybe you can flex your hours and get in early, leave after the traffic dies down. Tri-Rail might also be an option.
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Old 08-03-2009, 05:13 PM
 
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Im not a car person so take this that way,
but that commute to me would be brutal over time.
Going home, if its around 3:30 to 6:00, traffic at
Palm Beach Lakes is stop and crawl which will add
a lot of time if your job is north of that exit.
Good luck !
I agree with the above..Tri-Rail
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Old 08-03-2009, 05:44 PM
 
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I'd plan an hour and a half at the most.
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Old 08-03-2009, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach County
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Why not just live downtown West Palm?? There's lots of nice places close to Cityplace you can rent for around 1100. That is going to be a long haul. I live downtown and really like it.
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:21 AM
 
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A guy at my firm lives in Aventura (which is South of Ft. Lauderdale) and commutes to downtown WPB every day. He says it takes him about an hour. I don't know if I believe him, lol
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Old 08-04-2009, 02:50 PM
 
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Agreed - take the tri rail if at all possible. That drive will be between 1 and 1.5 hours easy in traffic. If you work very off hours, it's possible you can get it around 45 minutes.
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:03 AM
 
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Originally Posted by porsche060 View Post
I work 4 days a week and found a great place in Fort Lauderdale, exactly 40 miles from my future worksite in West Palm.

Google says its a 46 min drive. How bad will it really be with traffic?
That would get old very quickly for me (and BTW it would be way more than 46 min. on a regular day). I used to fly out of Miami or Ft Lauderdale airports every Friday night and boy, it took forever (!) to get to the airport. The traffic is stop and go most of the time esp. in Broward, accidents are plentiful. Not to be harsh but I hate I-95. There is of course the Turnpike but that's a toll road.

My 2 cents.
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:14 AM
 
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Don't do it.
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:20 AM
 
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First of all, he is heading the opposite direction of "rush hour" and even with accidents wont have much stop and go at all. Even if there was a full closure, there are so many alternate routes you could take around an accident that it wouldn't add more than maybe 10 minutes. Even if he was heading with the rush hour flow, stop and go is NOT common on 95, accidents can cause it but normally you will see about a 10-15 mph reduction in cruising speed right around the 595 interchange, if any. Second of all, the commute sucks anyway, but because of the distance and the horrible drivers you will be dodging every day on 95, not the traffic in itself. Why not live somewhere in WPB?
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