Guys, we're heading back to VA (from Boston) this coming week and will pass through Washington DC around mid-day on Friday. Considering traffic, construction, etc., are there any solutions that might be better? I see three options:
- Parkway south from B'more straight thru DC on I295
- I495 around the east side of Wash DC
- I495 around west side of Wash DC
I've gone thru the center of the city on I295 quite a few times and have had pretty good luck with it. Last year the GPS warned up to stay off the I495 options and re-routed us to MD Rt5 thru Waldorf all the way to Rt 301 and down to Richmond. That was a Saturday afternoon and the stretch of road was way too busy with shoppers. It made for a long journey that day.
Thanks for any suggestions and construction tie-ups.