How Long to OC?
I got a question from a reader in Falls Church, and I thought I'd turn to you travelers for some guidance:
"I have not driven to Ocean City , Md. , during the summer months in about 10 years. However, we will be going there on Saturday, Aug. 26. What's the traffic like these days heading toward the Bay Bridge and ultimately going to OC? How early will we need to leave? Thanks."
First thing I asked was if she had an E-ZPass for the bridge, and she does. I know that motorists can call 1-877-BAYSPAN for up to date information on traffic at the bridge. I know there's plenty of traffic information on Maryland's CHART Web site and that you can check the traffic cameras before you go at TrafficLand.com, and that includes a view of the bridge toll plaza.
But I haven't heard much about getaway traffic to the Eastern Shore since Memorial Day. Google Maps says the 146 mile trip from Falls Church to Ocean City should take three hours and 48 minutes, but I think Google's route is way too complicated. Don't you think I should just say Beltway to Route 50?
Anyone able to advise on this?
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