N.Y.C. how best to bypass it?

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by DugsSin, Dec 9, 2002.

  1. DugsSin

    DugsSin Well-Known Member

    I'm heading up the NJ Turnpike and need to go on up to Rhode Island via I-95 early this Sunday around 6:30 AM. It's been awhile since I've headed North and was looking for the quickest way through that N.Jersey/NYC area. I'd much rather zip around it at 70 than crawl through it at ???, or should there be no problems on Sunday early? :Do No: Help! T.I.A.:TU:
     
  2. 9secStage1

    9secStage1 Worlds Fastest GS Stage 1

    Doug,

    If you plan on hitting the GW Bridge about 7 am on Sunday morning there should not be a problem at all, stay on the Cross Bronx express to the Route 95 north. BUT!!!! and a huge BUT

    As you know there may be a transit strike this Wednesday. If so I would stay way clear of the city, it will be a mess big time.

    Then I would elect to take the Garden State Parkway north or Route 287 north (New Jersey's 287) either one will hit the NY State Thruway. Take the NYS Thruway south towards the Tappan Zee Bridge. Once over the bridge there will be some construction but this early should breeze through. From the bridge stay straight during the construction the road will split, left is the Major Degan/NYS Thruway to NYC and bearing right on the exit is route 287 of Westchester County. This is about a mile or so from the TZ Bridge toll. Stay on 287 to the end about 8 or so miles it will dump into Route 95. Take 95 north to Ct. and your off and running.

    Have a safe one

    Rick Martinez
     
  3. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    Doug,
    Strike deadline is Dec 15, 2002 when the contract runs out. If there is a strike(I don't think so ), it won't be until Monday morning. Good Luck.
     
  4. GS-S15

    GS-S15 Member

    It's better to take exit 10 (287 Interstate ) off N.J. turnpike and go around NYC and go over the Tappanzee Brigde
    Randy,:)
     
  5. 69GS400s

    69GS400s ...my own amusement ride!

    If there is a strike, Lets all chip in to buy Larry a pair of long bloomers :moonu: and matching pink ear muffs

    Walkin' that strike line in 15deg weather is gonna be Mighty Frosty:beer

    Then again.....you deserve it !! make me walk all the way from Penn station to my office - Shame on you, Larry !!!
     
  6. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    Alan,
    That strike, if it does go off, will not include me. I am a supervisor and our contract is not up for 3 months or so. Our local 106 is part of the TWU, however we only have 100 members in Queens. When asked if we would honor their picket line, our leaders said, "sure, if you honor ours when our contract is up". Well 100 members going out in sympathy for 40,000, is not the same thing as 40,000 going out for 100 members. Soooo, we have an agreement that we will report to work in the event of a strike. I will probably be sitting in a nice warm patrol vehicle at one of the gates providing security at the Depot. The good thing is whatever raises they win in doing this, we will get. They are establishing the pattern for us and the rest of the city workers whose contracts come due in the future. I sincerely hope that none of this happens as nobody will come out a winner, it will hurt everyone. But 0,0, and -2.5% is something that cannot be accepted. Not while the MTA wastes money the way they do and continues to give their top management big raises and perks. That is not bargaining in good faith no matter how you look at it.:af: Alan, if you would like to borrow my woolies, you can, I won't need them. You might, those bridges get awful cold when you have to walk across them:laugh: Oh and I voted yes for the Goldilox auction. I feel lucky!:bglasses:
     
  7. Yardley

    Yardley Club Jackass

    Tappan Zee

    I go to Connecticut every 6 weeks to my in-laws. Tappan Zee beats the snot outta the cross-Bronx expressway. It is about 15 miles longer to go Tappan Zee, but the benefit of not fearing a massive traffic jam at the GWB or some other place is worth it.

    From Holland, PA it is 3 hours to the last Bridgeport exit on I95 in Connecticut (exit 30). It is an hour to there from the last rest stop on the GSPKWY (the huge one in the center before NY).

    Once over the Tappan Zee, be sure to stay to the right and take the 1st exit to get on the Westchester Expressway (I think it is 287 all the way).
     
  8. DugsSin

    DugsSin Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all the advice guys. Last time on vacation we just followed I-95 all the way and I swore never again will I come this way! I see my map is a 75-76 edition and 287 isn't even on it:Dou: New Road Atlas has replaced that. Now if the weather will just cooperate.
     
  9. 69GS400s

    69GS400s ...my own amusement ride!

    In all honesty....and Im a LifeTime NYer and if it were me.....at 6:30 AM on a Sunday you shouldn't have any problems going anywhere, barring construction. Id take the most direct route
     
  10. GS-S15

    GS-S15 Member

    DugsSin,
    If you're in Hamilton, N.J. you can come up Route 130 into route 1 up to 287 and no toll till the Tappan Zee.
    Randy,:Brow:
     
  11. DugsSin

    DugsSin Well-Known Member

    That is true Randy but since I'm going up and back in the same day I'm only 6 miles from NJTP and there I can easily cruise 70 and not have to worry about it. Thanks though.
     

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