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Directions from Atlanta to New England Dragway

Post  Wheelie58 on Sun 8 Sep - 9:04

This week I will load up the Methanol Motel and the KFM Flying Circus of Speed and tow up to Epping NH for the NHRA Hot Rod Reunion. I could use some advice from our Northeastern guys on the best route from Atlanta to New Hampshire. The map programs give several options and I don't want to end up in lots of cities with toll roads.
Any suggestions?
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Re: Directions from Atlanta to New England Dragway

Post  70FB on Sun 8 Sep - 9:12

When I went to YBN last week,I bypassed Washington and Baltimore by jumping on 301 just north of Richmond. It does have 2 tolls and a tunnel but it put me on I895 in the northeast corner of Baltimore. 301 is a 4 lane highway. It had a few small towns to go through but time wise it was the same as going I95.
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Re: Directions from Atlanta to New England Dragway

Post  Glenn M. on Sun 8 Sep - 13:52

For my two cents worth (And probably not worth that) - I wouldn't touch the northeast corridor on I-95 for love nor money.
It's kind of a mess from Richmond VA north a lot of the time. If I had it to do, I'd head up I-75 to I-40 east to I-81 to I-88 to I-90 (The only tollway I see on the route, I may be wrong), do the beltway around Boston, and then I-95 into New Hampshire. There'll be the usual construction projects on I-81, I heard of one or two of the Southbound lanes being closed around Christiansburg, VA (Somewhere around there) sometime back, that project may be done by now.
I usually go straight through Knoxville, TN, not the bypass, never had a problem there, even when they were working on the road big time several years ago.
Other than that, I'm not a real big fan of I-81 in the Lehigh valley and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre  area of PA (Road gets a little "up and down" and a little narrow to be an interstate), and 81 is always thick with traffic, but I've only been in one traffic jam on it in all the years I've travelled it. To me, I-95 has always been bumper to bumper, especially north of Fredericksburg, VA to DC, and around Wilmington, DE. Been in plenty of jams on I-95.
Like I said, though, my advice is about 2 cents worth if that. That's a long haul, be safe whatever route you take.
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Re: Directions from Atlanta to New England Dragway

Post  5pointslow on Sun 8 Sep - 18:08

i will be there Sat , thats my local track

i go 495

Keith i will swing by and meet you sat , the air is cool right now ....track is close to sea level and was paved last year or year before a nice track and not saying that because it my local place either

95 will bring you into CT RI ect ................ i go 495 due to me being close in MASS and this avoids boston and the tunnels .....DOT can fine the shit out of guys with enclosed trailers with race fuel , propane tanks ect for going throough the tunnels


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Post  5pointslow on Sun 8 Sep - 18:08

i will be there Sat , thats my local track

i go 495

Keith i will swing by and meet you sat , the air is cool right now ....track is close to sea level and was paved last year or year before a nice track and not saying that because it my local place either

95 will bring you into CT RI ect ................ i go 495 due to me being close in MASS and this avoids boston and the  tunnels  .....DOT can fine the shit out of guys with enclosed trailers with race fuel , propane tanks ect for going throough the tunnels
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Post  DanH on Sun 8 Sep - 18:13

Take any directions that by pass NY city and uses CT rt's that connect to rt90 to 495

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Post  5pointslow on Sun 8 Sep - 18:48

above 100 % avoid boston tunnel DOT cops not good ...race fuel ect big fines ....495 avoids all of that
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Post  res0rli9 on Sun 8 Sep - 20:41

Glenn M. wrote:For my two cents worth (And probably not worth that) - I wouldn't touch the northeast corridor on I-95 for love nor money.
It's kind of a mess from Richmond VA north a lot of the time. If I had it to do, I'd head up I-75 to I-40 east to I-81 to I-88 to I-90 (The only tollway I see on the route, I may be wrong), do the beltway around Boston, and then I-95 into New Hampshire. There'll be the usual construction projects on I-81, I heard of one or two of the Southbound lanes being closed around Christiansburg, VA (Somewhere around there) sometime back, that project may be done by now.
I usually go straight through Knoxville, TN, not the bypass, never had a problem there, even when they were working on the road big time several years ago.
Other than that, I'm not a real big fan of I-81 in the Lehigh valley and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre  area of PA (Road gets a little "up and down" and a little narrow to be an interstate), and 81 is always thick with traffic, but I've only been in one traffic jam on it in all the years I've travelled it. To me, I-95 has always been bumper to bumper, especially north of Fredericksburg, VA to DC, and around Wilmington, DE. Been in plenty of jams on I-95.
Like I said, though, my advice is about 2 cents worth if that. That's a long haul, be safe whatever route you take.
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Re: Directions from Atlanta to New England Dragway

Post  Wheelie58 on Sun 8 Sep - 22:30

Thanks guys.
Now I have a lot more information to make it a safe, fun trip.
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Post  5pointslow on Mon 9 Sep - 5:58

keith you have a pm
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