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Old 10-06-2010, 09:18 AM   #1
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Baltimore Tunnel

We will be traveling from Quantico to Cape May, NJ and I'd appreciate some hints on getting around/through the Baltimore area due to the tunnel(s).

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Old 10-06-2010, 10:25 AM   #2
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695 E over the Key bridge with a toll.

695 W, but longer and more traffic and free.
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Thanks. Read one post indicating the toll was $50. I'll try to verify.
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It seems the toll is $9 for four axles. Sounds like a reasonable alternative to longer and more traffic.
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$50! No way.

$9 for a 4 axle vehicle. MH and toad.

The I95 bridge at the Susquehanna river is $23 for a 4 axle vehicle. Northbound only.

We're going to charge you $7 to get into Delaware.

You can avoid all of this by going East on RT 50 at DC and crossing the bay at Annapolis. $7. Eastbound only.

That's a bit out of your way and there will be some traffic lights.

If you have the time, it's a nice ride through some pretty country.

I always go this way to avoid DC and Baltimore.

You follow Rt 50, Rt 301 and Rt 896 to I 95 in Newark DE.
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You can avoid all of this by going East on RT 50 at DC and crossing the bay at Annapolis. $7. Eastbound only.

That's a bit out of your way and there will be some traffic lights.

If you have the time, it's a nice ride through some pretty country.

I always go this way to avoid DC and Baltimore.

You follow Rt 50, Rt 301 and Rt 896 to I 95 in Newark DE.
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I'd go across the Bay (US50 at Annapolis) and over to the ocean side of the peninsula......

then up the coast through Lewes and then take the Cape Henlopin Ferry...

but I'd also stay in Lewes (or Reheobeth) or on the beach at Henlopin too.
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The ferry is an option.

The high fare would offset the tolls and mileage.

Cape May-Lewes Ferry

FWIW, Lewes is pronounced Lewis. Now you won't sound like a tourist.
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Now we're getting somewhere. I considered the US 50 through Annapolis route and I still think thats what I may do. I'm in Quantico. Should I take 95/495 around to US 50 or take the I295 in DC?

Thanks for all the info.
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I haven't been to DC in 15 years, but looking at the map, 95/495.
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As fate would have it as soon as be got on I 95 heading toward DC, we passed a truck moving slowly in the right lane and I noticed on the door it was from Colleyville, TX. About a mile later it passed us. I got on the cb and asked if everything was okay. He was just waiting on his buddy. It was two trucks hauling Dallas Cowboys "stuff" to the Meadowlands for this weekends game. He led me around DC and safely on to Annapolis and told me where I needed to exit for Cape May.

At one point he CB'ed to asked what speed I liked to drive and when I told him 62-65 he replied he would slow down a little.

Eventhough I'm a Houston Texan fan...I'll root for the Cowboys this weekend.

BTW...we made it safely to Cape May and thanks to all the advice but leave it to a Texan to help another Texan.
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Did you take the ferry?
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I just go around the tunnel, not sure of the exact bypass # but it only adds 18 miles and no extra cost. I got stuck in a tunnel with my van due to an accident and have avoided them ever since.
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