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Old 06-01-2014, 10:42 PM
 
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Am relocating to Westchester but will be working in Stamford (south of 95 on water). How long and how bad is the commute from Dobbs Ferry to Stamford (south of 95) both ways. I guess I would take 287 to 95.

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Old 06-02-2014, 02:37 PM
 
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Are you commuting at standard rush hour times?
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Old 06-02-2014, 05:36 PM
 
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Yes. Need to be at work by 8 or 830 and leave work around 6 or 630.
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Old 06-02-2014, 06:11 PM
 
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Google maps has pretty spot on travel times. I would check during a weekday at the time you are leaving, your proposed start and end addresses and take it from there.
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Old 06-02-2014, 06:24 PM
 
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In clear traffic it used to take my husband around 30 minutes in the morning from northern Scarsdale (near White Plains) to probably exactly where you are describing. He would get on the 287 by The Westchester in WP.

That was when everything was smooth sailing, leaving at around 7:30 in the morning. Coming home at 7:00ish would take more like 45 minutes-1 hour.

This was to Scarsdale. I'm guessing to Dobbs Ferry you're looking at close to an hour during those peak times.
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:29 AM
 
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It's not ideal, but it's doable.

I used to do the Stamford to Dobbs Ferry commute--95 to 287 to the Saw Mill (or 287 to the Merritt when I was feeling adventurous and wanted to drive along Long Ridge Road and enjoy the more bucolic scenery).

It's been awhile, but I'd estimate that the drive took, on average, about an hour, and I would generally plan on getting to work between 8-8:30, so about a 7 or so leave time. If you spend some time gauging the drive, you'll get a feel for the windows of time that allow you to leave with the least amount of back up.

My morning commute was usually easier than my evening commute (perhaps b/c I had an earlier office arrival time, which it looks like you do too). None of the roads (95/287/Saw Mill) were particularly backed up.

The evening, commute, could be a real bear. Leaving between 4:30-5, the Saw Mill was usually fine, but 287 often had backed up pockets (usually due to never ending construction) and 95, once I crossed into CT, made me want to weep and rend my garments. Traffic would not infrequently back up right after the border, and didn't, according to the radio, let up until some time after exit 14 (which lasted the entirety of my trip in CT on 95). Bailing onto Rte. 1 never really helped, since Rte 1 would also quickly back up. The Merritt option worked sometimes (but I had to decide early on in my trip), and other times it also called for weeping and rending.

So, to conclude this novella: Commute doable. Morning likely to be easier and more timely than evening commute. Evening commute is frequently a big steaming pile of awfulness, but not the end of the world.

Good luck!
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:56 PM
 
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I commute from Croton to Greenwich. I leave at 7:00 a.m. and usually am there by 7:50. I leave at 4 p.m. and 287 usually gets backed up around exit 6. about the same coming home. Don't know if this helps.
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