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Sunday arrival to Duck

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Sunday arrival to Duck

I read the earlier post about Saturday arrivals being a nightmare, and some echoed that Sunday was just as bad. We are visiting the OBX (specifically Duck) for a week beginning this Sunday. We will be driving from Boston, so I can only gauge our arrival time so much.

I read a blog suggesting 64 instead of 158...?

Does anyone have advice on the 64 vs 158? Looks like 158 is longer mileage wise but perhaps less traffic? Is after three worst? We were planning to leave Boston 3am ish hoping to be in OBX by 3-4pm. Wondering if we should change our plans....

Any advice would be greatly appreciated! We are traveling with our two small children who are great travelers but any tips to avoid the throngs of traffic would be greatly appreciated!


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1. Re: Sunday arrival to Duck

Anyone saying traffic on Sunday is as bad as Saturday is not well versed on what happens here and do not have the experience to be saying that, because it is not even close to be correct. The crawl from Kitty Hawk up to Duck is 5 miles and will be SLOW, but the traffic to the bridge is not anything as bad as Saturday traffic, so I would just arrive and get in line if you are going to Duck. Getting here earlier won't change anything. Getting here at 3-4 will get you across the bridge just fine, then the slow 5 mile crawl up rt 12.

Edited: 04 August 2015, 03:24
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2. Re: Sunday arrival to Duck

Great, thanks very much OBX200...we will stick with our plan to leave Boston 3am. We will mentally prepare for the crawl up 12. Thanks again to this OBX newbie family!

3. Re: Sunday arrival to Duck

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