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Old 06-29-2016, 08:34 PM   #1
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2 weeks to go....

Leaving for Florida soon....

Any one have any tips, warnings or comments concerning the I95 corridor from Jersey to FLA?

I'm planning on going thru the tunnel in Maryland since the go around was a pain last time I went.
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I don't have any personal experience with the tunnel, but I get this warning when mapping.
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the second warning says low clearance, 13'
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Old 06-30-2016, 10:34 AM   #4
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From the MD Transportation Authority Web Page:

The Transport of Hazardous Materials Across our Toll Facilities

Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) govern the transport of hazardous materials across our toll facilities. Under these regulations, vehicles carrying bottled propane gas in excess of 10 pounds per container (maximum of 10 containers), bulk gasoline, explosives, significant amounts of radioactive materials, and other hazardous materials are prohibited from using the Fort McHenry Tunnel (I-95) or the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel (I-895). The Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695, the Baltimore Beltway) is a convenient alternative route for crossing Baltimore's Harbor.

Your gas bottle(s) are probably 20 lb (or more), so the Key Bridge may be the better alternative.
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Old 06-30-2016, 10:38 AM   #5
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Wow, I would not have thought to check ahead regarding bottled gas. Good to know.
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its my understandding you cannot go thru a tunnel with propane.


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Old 07-04-2016, 11:11 AM   #7
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I saw a 5er go towards the tunnel as I turned off but I am not sure if they went thru or not. The last time I went over the key bridge it was really bumpy and potholed and I was hoping to avoid it.
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Avoid the tunnels, while you may get through them the fine is hefty if they catch you. I-695W is a good alternative. Avoid I-495 (capitol beltway) and I-95 from Washington to Richmond during rush hours. Even mid day can pose problems on this stretch.

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Going south we get off I95 in Delaware at 896, last exit before Delaware tolls. We take 896 south, to where it runs into and becomes US 301. Take 301 south, combines with US 50, and cross Chesapeake Bay Bridge. After passing Annapolis you have 2 choices. Continue on 301 south, very slow, but avoids DC beltway, or stay on 50 West, hit Capitol beltway and follow to 95 south. We took the 50 option last January, hit the beltway around 10 am or so, and had no problems.


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Leaving for Florida soon....

Any one have any tips, warnings or comments concerning the I95 corridor from Jersey to FLA?

I'm planning on going thru the tunnel in Maryland since the go around was a pain last time I went.

Likely this will save you time, money and Headaches, we are going to avoid Baltimore - the tunnel and the TRAFFIC - get off I-95 at the Christiana Exit 4A Rt 1 south - Drive 9.5 miles get into the far right lane - as soon as you go over the Delaware Maryland Canal you will get off and loop around under the the Highway to the side road, Dupont Parkway, drive just over three miles south to Boyd's corner Rt 896 take it west (Right turn) to Rt 301 south (Left turn) all the way to the Bay Bridge - No Toll going this direction - only time it will have heavy traffic is on Sunday going home from the beach. Take this to the Capital Beltway and continue on South to Florida.

Couple of notes - the speed limit is enforced 9 over is the limit the state and locals will fight to give you a ticket but only at 10 over so....... this avoids the tolls in Delaware and Maryland on 95 and if I recall is 2 miles longer and 10-15 minutes faster.

If you could do this on Friday, after work, IMHO you will be rewarded as you will pass thru on a easy drive traffic wise.

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Be very aware of the weather as you come south, start checking when you get to North Carolina!

I-95 in SC has problems flooding out during long periods of rain, or heavy rainfall. The section between the GA/SC border and the I-26 interchange is your problem area. Southbound will flood out before the Northbound, but if there is a tropical storm or hurricane coming in you can be rest assured I-95 will be closed through there. The detours are horrible and the volume of traffic is incomprehensible.
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Appreciate all the help.
I go every couple of years so I am familiar with the traffic patterns. I usually leave around 11 pm from where I live and I get past the beltway just before rush hour begins. I usually leave on a Saturday and stop over at an overnight campground in NC. I get to Disney around 2 or 3 pm on Monday right as the rush hour starts getting crazy. I might rethink that this year though.
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I used highway 301 from Richmond, VA to Newark, DE. Much better road, faster, especially during afternoon traffic. 55-60 mph can be maintained most of the time. There are slower populated areas with traffic lights next to Washington and Baltimore. Use them to have good dinner. No chanche I will go through the cities. Tonnels are high enough to accomodate 18 wheeler, never a problem.
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