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ferndaleflyer

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Posted: 08/23/20 07:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Since NC is 600mi long it might be helpful to know where in NC you wish to go. Last time I checked on 301 from Rt 50 South to the State line there were 52 traffic lights several with red light cameras. Probably many more right now and thats in a little over 50 mi. But depending where you need to end up there are lots of options.

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Why wouldn't I just stay on the eastern shore side of Maryland and cross the Bay Bridge?Tunnel into Norfolk over to I-95???


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HighwayJunky wrote:

Why wouldn't I just stay on the eastern shore side of Maryland and cross the Bay Bridge?Tunnel into Norfolk over to I-95???


propane isn't allowed in some of those locations.
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90mi from Norfolk to Richmond and I-95 or 80mi to hit it at Emporia. It seems you are heading for Eastern NC so if you are going to the outer banks going to Norfolk is the BEST idea. I travel from BWI airport to central NC frequently and my method is to time it right to catch the toll road out of DC when it goes South. Noon on week days. I go down the BW parkway, DC 295, to I-395, hits I-95 at Springfield, VA.This will get you below most of the congestion and saves a ton of time. Must have an EZ Pass.

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remember that that stretch of I-95 from DC to Fredericksburg won the distinction of being the worst in the Universe. well maybe just worst in the US.
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And it may well be for those that travel at the high use hours......But the OP never did say where he was going in NC---it makes a difference.

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ferndaleflyer wrote:

And it may well be for those that travel at the high use hours......But the OP never did say where he was going in NC---it makes a difference.


that stretch of I-95 is always high use.
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My MH is "all-electric" so I need not worry about Propane restrictions. Plus, as added into I will be headed to Durham,NC.

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Go to Norfolk---Take US 58 west out of there all the way to I-85 at South Hill. It is good 4 lane road. Take I-85 South to Durham. There are other ways but none less complicated.

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ferndaleflyer wrote:

Go to Norfolk---Take US 58 west out of there all the way to I-85 at South Hill. It is good 4 lane road. Take I-85 South to Durham. There are other ways but none less complicated.


from I-95 at Richmond, take I-85 to durham. don't go near Norfolk
if you stay on I-95, take the middle lane down to the I-85 turnoff, exit 51. if you take I-295 you need to backtrack about 5 miles.
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