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Old 06-16-2011, 09:49 PM   #1
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Foxboro, MA to Central NJ - I-95??

I'm traveling from Foxboro, MA to central NJ right around the Six Flags park in Jackson, NJ. On the way up here, I took I-84 through CT. I might like to take a different route back down to NJ just to see some different sights.

What is I-95 like through RI and CT? I know I won't take I-95 through New York City, so I'd likely take I87/287 around the city and down to the NJ Turnpike. How does that sound for a route, or should I just stick with I-90 to I-84 to I-287 to get around the city?

Any help would be most appreciated.
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"just stick with I-90 to I-84 to I-287 to get around the city"

You pretty much answered your own question. Last time we used I-95 through NYC and southern CT, I told the wife never again. When we came back up this year we used I-84 and then cut through CT near Hartford over to I-95.

Also, I-95 just north of Providence has a 18 ton, 2 axle maximum. So if you have a tag axle you need to detour the bridge. The fine is $3000 and they do stop motorhomes. Other than that, I-95 through RI and the northern half of CT is good road.

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Tappan Zee Bridge is toll free south bound. Stay away from GW bridge at all costs. Been there done that. Several times...
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You can take I84 to I684 to I287 to the Tappen Zee Bridge.

After the Tappen Zee Bridge, you may want to get on the Garden State Parkway South which is much more direct route to Jackson, NJ (you will pay tolls though). Take exit 35 off of the GSP and then I-195 west. I-287 in NJ takes a circular route and traffic on the section between I-78 and the Turnpike can be as bad as anywhere else in the NY metro area.

The biggest thing to consider is when you will time your driving so you avoid rush hour especially on Friday night when everyone heads down to the Jersey shore.
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GSP vs. NJ Turnpike = both toll roads.

either is good to Six Flags, albeit the turnpike (I-195 interchange) might be a few miles closer; but not by much.
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Thanks everyone for the input. We'll be traveling fairly early on Sunday, so I hope things won't be quite so bad, but I know, I know, things never work out the way you expect. Any time I'm up here in the Northeast, I'm ready to pay tolls, so that's not a big deal. I've just never driven the MH that much up here. I'm used to wide open spaces in southern GA!!

Looks like I might go with my original route, but change to the Garden State Turnpike rather than I-287 - more direct - fuel savings would probably pay for the tolls.
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