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Old 09-01-2012, 10:08 AM   #1
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I-95 through or I-495 around Boston

Coming down from Portland, ME, am I better off taking I-495 around Boston, or I-95 through Boston. We're in a 37' Diesel Pusher w/ a Toad. Heading for Normandy Farms in Foxboro.
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:19 AM   #2
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i would recomend 495 not as congested l95 does not go through the heart of boston it takes you around thru the subberbs
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495 definitely, you can't go through the tunnels with propane anyway.
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No tunnels on 95. Only 93. 95 is okay as long as you stay well away from commuting hours.

95 was shut down the other evening I came through Boston because of construction. Night construction may slow things down with lane reductions. 495 has the same amount of construction.

Not sure if you are coming through in the next three days but do realize there is a PGA event on Norton Mass. Just off exit #11/12 on 495. There are thousands of spectators each day of the event. Tee times start just after sunrise and play through until about 6pm.

Oh yeh, don't forget to check the Patriots and Red Sox's schedules too. Gillette only holds about 63,000 so traffic is simply charming after the ball game.

Welcome to Boston traffic!!

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Old 09-02-2012, 12:20 PM   #5
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Normandy Farms

On the Normandy Farms website there are directions posted on how to get to the Campground from I495, since you can pick that up from I95 as you head south I would recommend it as the most stress free ride.
I've done I-95 during non-rush hour and it wasn't bad and I've done the same on I495 towing our FW, both can be the same or a nightmare. No predictor but I would recommend I-495.
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:27 PM   #6
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I know there are no to tunnels on 95 - but from the south it is so easy to end up on 93 or even 1, I was trying to make sure folks kept their eyes open. Guess I did not explain very well. With that being said, having lived and commuted in this area for 30 years, the farther away from the city I can stay and still get to where I want to go, the better. Thus, 495 is always my choice.
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Michguy,
There are tolls in Maine and NH on I-95, Maine tolls you on the on and off ramps and I think there were some I-95 tolls also (If my memory serves me right) they do have rest area's with fuel stations.
New Hampshire also has tolls on I-95 but once you get into Massachusetts they stop so from the Mass line to the campground you will be able to keep your pocket change.
Just keep your eye out for that I-495 exit it comes quick and it's on the far right and
drivers really don't care if you can't get there - it's Massachusetts by the by - agressive drivers.
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