Re: Best commute route from Centreville to Arlington?
Date: October 04, 2007 07:41AM
It depends on what time of day you are traveling, but I would try staying on Braddock, hit the beltway, and hit 395 the next exit down. I travel pretty early in the morning to avoid traffic... if you were leaving around 6a you could probably get away with I-66 to the beltway to 50, right on Leesburg Pike and you're there.
50 goes surprisingly well in the morning. If I just miss the HOV cutoff for 66 inside the beltway, surprisingly heading off on 495 and taking 50 into DC is about as fast as if I had stayed on 66 and waited through the West Falls Church area delays.
To give you an idea of how time shifting affects commuting time, with the schedule I worked out (basically 7a-3p) the trip to and from is usually less than an hour each way, and that's commuting to and from DC.