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Offline DHDB

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MA to Williamsburg VA Route
« on: April 06, 2017, 11:03:39 pm »
Hi all!!   We are leaving for Williamsburg next Saturday and Imwas just trying to settle on a route.  My questions:
Garden St Parkway or NJ Turnpike...?
Baltimore MD-  Tunnel or bridge....?

And anything you could suggest.   I'm open to recommendations.....
Thanks!!
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Re: MA to Williamsburg VA Route
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2017, 04:17:51 pm »
There are restrictions at the tunnels in Maryland, that you need to know, see this:

http://www.mdta.maryland.gov/propane.html

You'll prolly get stopped at the Toll Facility, if you have 20# propane tanks on your camper..  I'm assuming you're taking your camper.. MDTA is real anal these days..

Also the tolls for hauling a trailer are real pricey ie; $24 for 4 axels at JFK. The tunnels & FSK  Bridge are $12 for 4 axels:
See this link:
http://www.mdta.maryland.gov/Toll_Rates/rates_Index.html

And alternate route:  take 301 near Newark DE to RT 50 over the Bay Bridge towards Annapolis; there is no toll on the west bound side.. to 495 south to 95 south in VA.. there are no tolls on this route and no restrictions for propane.
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Re: MA to Williamsburg VA Route
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2017, 06:37:42 pm »
We have been back and forth to Washington DC three times and Williamsburg three times, doing versions of the I95 corridor routes. By far the least stressful (albiet longer) route is as follows:

I90 in MA to I290
I290 in MA to I84 in CT
I84 in CT to I81 in PA at Scranton
I81 in PA to Route 66 in Maryland (North of Strasburg)
RT 66 to I495 beltway in DC
I495 to I95 DC
I95 to I295 in Richmond VS
I295 to I64 in Richmand
I64 to American Heritage RV Park Williamsburg.

Though the route is longer, significant time is saved in avoiding traffic. Scenery is nice and the roads are prety decent.

The 95 route works, 695 around Baltimore and beltway around DC, but after doing that route 4 or 5 times, I got really tired of traffic, and the general stress of the route. If I was traveling at night I would probably do the 95 corridor, but I usually don't travel at night.

CW3 Jason turned me on to this route, Kampinwitkids was with us and CW3 Jason as we travelled from Williamsburg back to New England.

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Re: MA to Williamsburg VA Route
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2017, 07:46:56 pm »
We have been back and forth to Washington DC three times and Williamsburg three times, doing versions of the I95 corridor routes. By far the least stressful (albiet longer) route is as follows:

I90 in MA to I290
I290 in MA to I84 in CT
I84 in CT to I81 in PA at Scranton
I81 in PA to Route 66 in Maryland (North of Strasburg)
RT 66 to I495 beltway in DC
I495 to I95 DC
I95 to I295 in Richmond VS
I295 to I64 in Richmand
I64 to American Heritage RV Park Williamsburg.

Though the route is longer, significant time is saved in avoiding traffic. Scenery is nice and the roads are prety decent.

The 95 route works, 695 around Baltimore and beltway around DC, but after doing that route 4 or 5 times, I got really tired of traffic, and the general stress of the route. If I was traveling at night I would probably do the 95 corridor, but I usually don't travel at night.

CW3 Jason turned me on to this route, Kampinwitkids was with us and CW3 Jason as we travelled from Williamsburg back to New England.

Eric
That's a great route; the traffic in the Balti - DC area is horrendous ... One correction-  I81 to I66 in Virginia - not Maryland.. ;) ...just past Winchester VA
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Re: MA to Williamsburg VA Route
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2017, 08:37:11 pm »
If I may, thanks guys! We are going to Virginia Beach  this summer and I just started checking out routes. This is really good info.

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Re: MA to Williamsburg VA Route
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2017, 01:02:33 am »
If I may, Kevin, I would suggest taking the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and if you plan it right, stop at Cherrystone Campground on the western side of Virginia's Eastern Shore. If you arrive early in the evening you'll be set up for a sunset over the bay. Nice CG, convenient, fuel, and food close by. The CBBT has a 13' 6" clearance. My Montana fits!
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Re: MA to Williamsburg VA Route
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2017, 01:05:16 am »
You would need to pick up 13 south in Delaware. To do it. Many traffic lights is the down side till you get into Maryland and Virginia.
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