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Old 05-20-2008, 09:06 AM   #1
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I am planning a trip to Annapolis Maryland. I will be traveling north on I-95. I have been told to avoid Washington DC traffic at all costs. I have been reviewing a map and see a Road named Virgina 301 with runs south and east of DC and then meets up and becomes 301/50 that runs right into Annapolis. I was wondering if anyone had driven 301 and is a good road for a class A pusher. Any help would be appreciated.
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I am planning a trip to Annapolis Maryland. I will be traveling north on I-95. I have been told to avoid Washington DC traffic at all costs. I have been reviewing a map and see a Road named Virgina 301 with runs south and east of DC and then meets up and becomes 301/50 that runs right into Annapolis. I was wondering if anyone had driven 301 and is a good road for a class A pusher. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 05-20-2008, 01:33 PM   #3
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I95 is not bad during late morning or early afternoon. 10:00am - 2:00PM. Nights are ok also. Just read the signs and stay away from the tunnels.
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Old 05-20-2008, 02:01 PM   #4
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We went on I95 north last September on a Sunday afternoon. Never again, we came back another way. It was bumper to bumper traffic and a bunch of lane changes. I were just following the GPS. Coming back on I81 S to Winchester, Va and to hwy 17S. Much nicer ride.
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Old 05-20-2008, 02:09 PM   #5
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Higgins,

Yes, US 301 would be the logical alternative to taking I-95/495 to go to Annapolis.

At I-95 Exit 104, where you get on US 301 North, there is a Flying J if you are interested.

There is a toll bridge on 301 crossing the Potomac. I don't know how much, but it can't be very expensive.

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I take this route all the time when traveling to Myrtle Beach or points south. This is the best route to avoid DC.
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I once took US-301 from US-17 to US-50 several years ago as part of a route to get from Williamsburg, VA to Rehoboth Beach, DE. As I recall, I passed through a number of congested areas (i.e. shopping areas, business parks, etc) with many traffic lights. It seemed to take forever. If I ever have to make that trip again, I'll take US-17 south to Norfolk and take US-13/US-113/DE-24 via the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.

The bridge you cross on US-301 is the Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge. Here's a link to the toll schedule.

US-301 Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge - Toll schedule
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Where will you be going in Annapolis? I ask because we have never taken our motorhome there when visiting my brother. The older parts of town have very tight streets. If you know of a place that is motorhome friendly there, I'd love to hear about it. Thanks, and safe travels, HarveyP
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This is a PS, if you can be on the Beltway ( I-495) during either late night hours or in the middle of the day, I wouldn't have a problem going from I-95 around to Highway 50 going to Annapolis. You will have good signage, and if you are in the right-hand lane before getting to 50, you will sail on thru. Downtown DC is a different story, but it can be done. A wrong turn took us thru the Mall and down Pennsylvania Avenue at 10 AM on a Monday. Lots of helpful people giving waves, especially as I was signalling to turn the wrong way on a one-way street. This was in our Class A with our
Sidekick in tow. Probably won't do again. Big tour bus line run all the time there, so it is do-able. Have fun, HarveyP
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