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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 11/27/2010

Return trips on I-95 and Delaware

By Mark Berman
Mark Berman

If your holiday trip will take you through the I-95 toll plaza in Delaware tomorrow, remember that the area is an apocalyptic bottleneck. Dr. Gridlock rounded up some useful information about the area, including alternate routes that are worth a shot, but here's something important to remember: A lot of people are returning home tomorrow. Sunday is expected to be jammed up heading south between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. If you plan on taking off today, try to do it soon or wait a while, because it's expected to be crowded from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Updates will be available through the agency's Twitter account, @DelwareDOT, and on WTMC 1380 AM radio. The agency also has an interactive traffic map that you can check before leaving home.

By Mark Berman  | November 27, 2010; 5:00 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories, Congestion, Getaways  
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We left for Newport RI at 3am on Wednesday using the BW Parkway to 695 to 83 to 81 to 78 to 287/Tappan Zee Bridge to Merritt Parkway to I-95 route and saw ZERO traffic. Total travel time was around 10 hours, but that included a 45 breakfast stop and another 15 minute break for the dogs. The traffic reports on 1010 WINS in NYC sounded promising around the GW Bridge, but I did not want to chance re-routing and the extra 50-60 miles was worth it.

Coming home on Friday we left around 2:45pm and got back to Fairfax right around 11pm, but this time we picked up the NJ Turnpike in central Jersey to avoid NYC and the GW Bridge. While our GPS was insistent on sending us that way, the trip was uneventful, even at the Delaware toll plaza.

Posted by: AlligatorArms | November 27, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

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