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Old 05-30-2016, 09:25 AM   #1
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Does anyone have any experience going through DC on 395 to 695 then 295 Anacosta Freeway to 50? I have a meeting in Alexandria/Falls Church then going to KOA DC for a few days for other meetings in the area. Google sends me this way. Or should I backtrack 395 to 495? Will potentially be travelling around 4pm. Will be driving 35 ft bounder no toad.

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At 4pm on a work day it probably doesn't matter which way you go, they'll all be a mess. And, Alexandria and Falls Church are not adjacent. If departing FC, I'd opt to get to 495 clockwise to 50. If departing ALEX, I'd go counterclockwise on 495 to 50. I almost never crossed thru DC to get anywhere but that's because philly don't do DC.

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Old 05-30-2016, 01:51 PM   #3
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I meant Arlington. My meeting is on Leesburg Pike in Baileys Crossing area. I agree that 495 would seem the easiest although slow way. Not in any rush at that point.
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We drive that area often. That route in your car is fine but I wouldn't use it in an RV. Just stick with 495. Stay out of the far right lane as its difficult managing the on/off traffic. Get in the next lane in, pick a speed your comfortable with and let traffic go around you. I have driven 495 in rush hour in driving rain and lived to tell about it because I just relax. Remember that at any hour of the day 12 miles could take you 45 minutes
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