Best route to Hatteras from NJ

Best route to Hatteras from NJ

Post by wsu.. » Thu, 20 Jul 1995 04:00:00


Does anyone know the fastest route to Hatteras from central NJ.
I'm assuming that you would travel through Norfolk.  Is I95 to
I64 faster than going through Cape May, the Lewes Ferry, and
the Chesapeake bridge-tunnel. Is there a better way?
Thanks,
Jason
 
 
 

Best route to Hatteras from NJ

Post by TWMARRI » Thu, 20 Jul 1995 04:00:00

Quote:
>Does anyone know the fastest route to Hatteras from central NJ.
>I'm assuming that you would travel through Norfolk.  Is I95 to
>I64 faster than going through Cape May, the Lewes Ferry, and
>the Chesapeake bridge-tunnel. Is there a better way?
>Thanks,

If you can get to Wilmington Delaware, Delaware 1 to route 13 down
to the bridge tunnel is a good hour and a half faster than I95-I64. I had
a girl friend outside of Philly and made the commute every weekend for
a while and could never make the interstate route work, even at
outrageous speeds. Once you get in the Norfolk area 13 feeds into
I64 and then you can take the rt 168 exit. If you get into Norfolk on
a saturday afternoon you might think about going on to rt 17 to NC
rt 343, rt 158. This way is ten miles or so longer but the roads are
straighter, faster, and you can pass the occasional driver who thinks
48 mph is fast enough for anybody, and believe me it will back up going
down 168 to Currituck. After Currituck it is four lane to Nags head,
and no problem. I go between ***a Beach and Buxton every weekend
and only have problems in getting from Great Bridge to Currituck and
getting through Nags Head in the summer.

   Good luck
      Tom
Happiness is crossing the Bonner Bridge, southbound.

 
 
 

Best route to Hatteras from NJ

Post by Keith Van Biert (F » Fri, 21 Jul 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>Does anyone know the fastest route to Hatteras from central NJ.
>I'm assuming that you would travel through Norfolk.  Is I95 to
>I64 faster than going through Cape May, the Lewes Ferry, and
>the Chesapeake bridge-tunnel. Is there a better way?
>Thanks,
>Jason

Take the Turnpike south to 95 and on down. The Parkway to Cape May and
into DE via the ferry is very relaxing and scenic, but not very time
conserving. There are lights further down on the GSP, and the ride
down thru DE can have many stops depending on your road of choice.
I say get on 95 and go....

Keith

 
 
 

Best route to Hatteras from NJ

Post by P PAWLI » Sat, 22 Jul 1995 04:00:00

Best route to Hat from NJ depends on where from NJ. If you're from way
south or on the southeastern part of the state, like Atlantic City or say
Toms River, best to take the Garden State Parkway to the Cape May Ferry.
If the Turnpike or 295 is closer to you, take that to the Delaware
Memorial Bridge and then take Route 13 south  ... you know the rest.
BTW, if it's blowing northwest, that's an argument for taking the Cape May
Ferry. There's a good northwest launch about 200 yards from the ferry
terminal entrance.
Regards,
Pat Pawling

 
 
 

Best route to Hatteras from NJ

Post by MADE2MO » Mon, 24 Jul 1995 04:00:00

Jason,

Go with the NJ Turnpike, to Route 13, and over Bay Bridge Tunnel (don't
forget to save $ 9.00 for the toll).  Jump on 64 to 168, to 158, and on to
route 12, and you are there.  Leave at night to avoid the traffic on route
13.

-Ed

P.S.  Had any good days in N.J. recently?  This work thing is cutting into
my sailing time....

 
 
 

Best route to Hatteras from NJ

Post by James Calo » Fri, 28 Jul 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

> Does anyone know the fastest route to Hatteras from central NJ.
> I'm assuming that you would travel through Norfolk.  Is I95 to
> I64 faster than going through Cape May, the Lewes Ferry, and
> the Chesapeake bridge-tunnel. Is there a better way?
> Thanks,
> Jason

A friend of mine comes down from Allentown, PA and he's given up on the
Bay bridge Tunnel. He takes I95 down to North of Richmond and cuts over
(64?) to the Outer Banks thru Manteo. It's longer but faster and easier.
I95 is 65mph thru VA and NC.

I still take Rt 13 thru the BBT, but it's often a pain in the butt. And if
the wind's up, they won't let you across the bridge...

Hope this helps.
J. Calore

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Best route to Hatteras from NJ

Post by Keith Thom » Sat, 29 Jul 1995 04:00:00

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> > Does anyone know the fastest route to Hatteras from central NJ.

Rt. 301 down the eastern shore of Maryland to the Bay Bridge at Annapolis,
then Rt. 50, is often just as fast when I95 is backed up around Baltimore
during rush hours.  I live in southern Maryland, and then take 301 over the
Potomac River, and south down 17 to I64 in Norfolk.  Watch your speed on
Rt. 17!  There always cops pulling people over there.  

This would be the preferred route to avoid problems on I95 at the Woodrow
Wilson Bridge or other rush hour backups.  Otherwise, stick to the
interstate during non-rush hour times.

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Best route to Hatteras from NJ

Post by jeremy polla » Sat, 29 Jul 1995 04:00:00


Quote:


> > Does anyone know the fastest route to Hatteras from central NJ.
> > I'm assuming that you would travel through Norfolk.  Is I95 to
> > I64 faster than going through Cape May, the Lewes Ferry, and
> > the Chesapeake bridge-tunnel. Is there a better way?
> > Thanks,  Jason
> A friend of mine comes down from Allentown, PA and he's given up on the
> Bay bridge Tunnel. He takes I95 down to North of Richmond and cuts over
> (64?) to the Outer Banks thru Manteo. It's longer but faster and easier.
> I95 is 65mph thru VA and NC.

> I still take Rt 13 thru the BBT, but it's often a pain in the butt. And if
> the wind's up, they won't let you across the bridge...

> Hope this helps.  J. Calore

IMHO "fastest" route is via Chesapeake bridge-tunnel, as, if I leave, say, on a
Fri PM, I'll hit the bridge-tunnel rest stop at night, where I snooze for a bit,
then on to Hatteras.  Breakfast at mile marker 12 on Rt 12 (fishing pier, opens
real early!).  Also note, now a (toll) section of Rt 1 is open, bypass Rt 13 20 miles to Rt 113; while this takes you east, and is ~3 miles longer, IMHO it's a
better road, and hooks up again w Rt 13, same as where you'd be.  NB: most (all
but 1!) maps I've seen do not yet show the Rt 1 bypass.  As more and more parts
become complete, this will be more and more significant!  Lastly, as 295 is now
complete (thru Bordentown NJ); depending on where in "central NJ" you start, it
can be ~20 minutes better than taking 95 around Philadelphia.  Look at a map as
you'll see you do then have to use the Delaware Memorial Bridge, then re-hookup
with 95, as usual.  BTW: If you choose the Lewes Ferry, the you have the notion
of _their_ schedule to figure on too!

disclaimer: I've not tried James' friend's route, I95 thru Manteo, since the 65 MPH speed increase; he has a good point (tho longer it may indeed be _quicker_).


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Best route to Hatteras from NJ

Post by Q » Tue, 01 Aug 1995 04:00:00

Have ya'll ever tried to avoid the mess between Richmond, VA and Norfolk,
VA by going down to Petersburg (on 95 south of Richmond) and taking 460 to
Suffolk and then following the signs to Nags Head?

K. Gwaltney
Mach 10 and Windy Too.

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Best route to Hatteras from NJ

Post by Harold Blakn » Wed, 02 Aug 1995 04:00:00


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>Subject: Re: Best route to Hatteras from NJ
>Date: 31 Jul 1995 17:15:26 GMT
>Have ya'll ever tried to avoid the mess between Richmond, VA and Norfolk,
>VA by going down to Petersburg (on 95 south of Richmond) and taking 460 to
>Suffolk and then following the signs to Nags Head?

Done that, been there. It works, but not a real advantage over the 64 route.
460 is a *real* straight road with a couple of slow (35mph "enforced") areas
through some towns. It also maxes out at 55 vs 65mph for Rt. 64.  The problem
I have is around the DC area. That would be worth while avoiding! Timing
appears to be the issue when going through Norfolk. I always hit it around 7
to 9pm and usually don't have much of a problem.

One alternate I use (originating from DC) is to cut off on Rt. 17 around
Fredericksburg and get back on Rt. 64 around Norfolk. A little shorter, but
can't go as fast (55 vs 65mph) and there are *always* cops somewhere on that
stretch. So ends up being about the same amount of time or a little longer.

The 95 and 64 route seems to be the best most of the time (except for maybe
holidays) You get to go 75mph or faster just to keep up with traffic. A
little scarey in a little Honda, and I have a heck of a time just trying to
keep out of the trucks way in the slow lane at 80mph at times. Keeps you awake
though, but requires your full attention to drive it.

Drive safe, watch for the other guy (even behind you) and see ya at Hatteras

Harold
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