Originally Posted by klucas
We have a trip planed to visit southern New Jersey- cape may area. Coming from SC. I realize the i95 through Baltimore(tunnel) is off limits because of propane. Is a good alt route to go chesapeake bay bridge then north thru Deleware over the 295 bridge I think that's the Delaware memorial bridge. Any advice would be appreciated.
I travel the northeast corridor (I-95) a lot. The biggest problem is Washington and all it's traffic. Between Fredericksburg and Washington can be bumper to bumper and also I-495 around Washington. Therefore you need to plan to do this either late AT&T night or mid-day after the morning rush but before the evening rush which starts at 2 PM.
An alternative is exiting I-95 at Rutherford Glen (exit 207 a Flying-J there) to SR-207 to Bowling Green and pick up US-301 north. This use to be a nice route 20 years ago, but now it is crowded with suburbia and many traffic lights.
I generally bite the bullet and take I-95 north to the 495 beltway east (follow Baltimore signs). Quarter way around I-495, I pick up US-50 to Annapolis and cross the Bay Bridge (very scenic). The eastern shore of the Chesapeake is very scenic with many sailboats and the trip through Maryland is all rolling farm country. There is a nice rest stop about 9 mile east of the bridge. When Delaware is reached, the road narrows and with some lights, but not much distance tHrough Delaware. About 3 miles before reaching I-95, US-301 makes a right. Stay on SR-896 straight ahead to I-95 where you will then be a short distance to the Delaware Memorial Bridge (no toll northbound). You will have a toll eastbound on the Bay Bridge.