Best Way To Long Island And Rush Hour Times

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K L.'s Comment
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Tldr: tappen zee to 95 to 295 or tappen to 87 to cross Bronx ? What's rush hour like on Mondays in the morning ?

Still somewhat new to north east.

Im near Scranton right now and have an 1100 pickup on Brentwood tomorrow .

I have to take tappan zee in bound and my plan is to then take it all the way to 95 to avoid cross Bronx and then take 295 to throggs neck and get to the LIE .

Now my question is can I use 695? Will avoiding 87 into cross Bronx work or should I do my plan to catch 95 from the tappen zee.

What time should I leave ? Im planning on 0600 ATM , my only other option is leave at 0300 but then I would have to take an 8 at shippers which I doubt I can force my body to, will rush hour screw me since I'll hit tappen around 0800?

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Splitter's Comment
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Tldr: tappen zee to 95 to 295 or tappen to 87 to cross Bronx ? What's rush hour like on Mondays in the morning ?

Still somewhat new to north east.

Im near Scranton right now and have an 1100 pickup on Brentwood tomorrow .

I have to take tappan zee in bound and my plan is to then take it all the way to 95 to avoid cross Bronx and then take 295 to throggs neck and get to the LIE .

Now my question is can I use 695? Will avoiding 87 into cross Bronx work or should I do my plan to catch 95 from the tappen zee.

What time should I leave ? Im planning on 0600 ATM , my only other option is leave at 0300 but then I would have to take an 8 at shippers which I doubt I can force my body to, will rush hour screw me since I'll hit tappen around 0800?

If you enjoy your sanity then leave at 3am which is almost an hour away for you right now. TappanZee bridge to 287 cross westChester expressway to 95 south to throgsneck bridge to 495 east. Any bit of that rush hour will drive you to drink! When you cross into Queens, mind your speed as that section of 295 is a giant speed trap.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Big Scott's Comment
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DO NOT GO ON ANY ROAD THAT SAYS PARKWAY. Have lots of time. Traffic will be bad.

K L.'s Comment
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For anyone who cares, I guess inbound traffic is really bad sunday nights not monday mornings.

Anyhow left at 0600 got to tappan zee around 0800 and only hit a 10 min delay after the bridge, then was smooth sailing from 287->95->695>throgs neck . The 495/LIE was east bound lane was backed up .5 miles from entrance ramp when I got to it, was about a 20 min delay before we picked up back to speed, god the traffic in nyc area is so unpredictable .

Anyhow on the way back out I hit 80 min to cross the gwb, should have paied the 87 toll was only 30 min that way

Splitter's Comment
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Obviously the traffic gods were smiling on you this morning. I don’t care what day of the week it is, that route you took to Long Island at that hour? I lived in that neighborhood of Queens you drove to get to 495 & let me tell you!! Creative driving doesn’t come close to describing the routes I had to take to get around those back ups.

On your thinking that you should’ve gone up 87 instead of sitting on the 80 mn back up on 95? If you’re 13’6”? That 30 mn would’ve turned into 30 hours to get you out from under 1 of the 2 low clearance underpasses rand McNally says are on that route. That’s why 95 is always a cluster “F” through that part of the Bronx. Again, traffic gods looking out for you!!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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