My DH and I, with 2 teen grands, are traveling from PA to Salvo on I95/295 and plan to hit Richmond early to mid afternoon on a Friday. Which route would you recommend at that time? Thanks!
Where in PA? Pittsburg? Philly? It makes a difference.
the construction on I64 between Richmond and Williamsburg is full of surprises! recently they have been doing short notice lane closures making 64 ONE LANE!!! when they are shifting lanes doing bridge work.
to be safe, keep on 295 until you can get on 460 east.
yes, I live close to the construction and avoid 64 most of the time.
What Joy said. I avoid I-64 as well. Especially on Saturdays.
Is your trip in August or September?
When going the 460 route, you can still choose to come in via 158 through Nags Head, but you could also come in through Manteo.
So, route 1, RIC to I-64 to 158 to Nags Head to Salvo looks like this: https://goo.gl/maps/hxz12ne2icFBaqLf8
Route 2, RIC to Petersburg then 460 to 158 to Nags Head and Salvo looks like this: https://goo.gl/maps/HGH8ER8AsWxmhWYV9
Route 3, RIC to Petersburg then 460 to Suffolk to route 13 south to NC route 64 to Manteo to Salvo looks like this: https://goo.gl/maps/rwYYx1R6VtfjwVL6A
If you are going in September traffic on the Wright Memorial bridge (route 2) should not be an issue.
Somebody more local might be able to give you advice on timing for Saturdays in August,
it might be pretty good even then if you time it right.
Glad your route from PA to RIC is set, I'd still avoid DC/NoVa unless you are traveling at off peak hours.
Grew up there, learned to drive in that traffic chaos.
That's one of the reasons I live where I do and not there.
Have parents there and never travel I-95 to visit them. Never ever.
Have a great trip!
Thanks Joy and JT
Looks like 460 is best. We've never used that route before.
Your replies were very helpful!
Pay attention to the speed limits in the towns on 460, they drop quickly and are enforced.
What Lance said!
Yes, route 460 runs through the edge of about 3 small towns and LEOs are, of course, there to ensure everyone obeys the speed limits- protecting the safety of the area for residents.
Wakefield is the home of the Virginia Diner, if you are looking for some good southern cooking, or some regional specialties to bring home with you (their peanuts are famous).
Is there any public transportation to Hatteras Island?
Since this old thread was resurrected, I am just updating that interstate 64 by the 295 intersection east of the city had construction there finished in September and it's a lovely stretch of road!
yes, there is no public transportation to Hatteras Island. you could maybe call Island Limousine and ask about ride sharing