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Best Route after crossing Chesapeake Bay Bridge

ohio
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62 posts
6 reviews
Best Route after crossing Chesapeake Bay Bridge

What is the best route to follow after crossing the Bay Bridge? We are staying at Swann Cove development in Selbyville DE which is located off Lighthouse Road. Our week starts on July 2, which is probably one of the busiest weeks for vacation. We usually travel SR 404 and Seashore Highway to SR 20 to Lighthouse Road. Last year traffic crawled for most of this last portion of the trip. Is there a better, alternate route to get to our destination?

Ocean City, Maryland
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614 posts
4 reviews
1. Re: Best Route after crossing Chesapeake Bay Bridge

During that time of year it's a crap shoot. Added to that there is heavy construction on RT 54.

Western Maryland
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250 posts
6 reviews
2. Re: Best Route after crossing Chesapeake Bay Bridge

Take 404 (left)

To 13S

To 54E

Or you can take 404 to 113S into Selbyville. It's going to be bad whatever route you take unless you can get on the road a 0 dark 30.

Since we have been staying downtown the last 7 years or so, we just go 50. Good luck and have fun!

Delaware
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1,806 posts
3. Re: Best Route after crossing Chesapeake Bay Bridge

Actually your route is the best.

Annapolis, Maryland
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for Annapolis
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12 reviews
4. Re: Best Route after crossing Chesapeake Bay Bridge

Instead of different route, you should try a different time. Try the route early in the AM or late at night.

Maryland, USA
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for Baltimore
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51 reviews
5. Re: Best Route after crossing Chesapeake Bay Bridge

Yes, definitely leave at a different time. All routes to the beach will be crowded that day. Try leaving your house at 2-3 AM for arrival in Selbyville around 8-9 AM.

ohio
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62 posts
6 reviews
6. Re: Best Route after crossing Chesapeake Bay Bridge

I appreciate your suggestions. last year we left around 4 AM but it still took us about 3 hours longer than it should have. I guess if that's the worst thing we have to deal with that week, we can handle it.

Albany NY
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504 posts
35 reviews
7. Re: Best Route after crossing Chesapeake Bay Bridge

Where is the contruction on 54? I had planned on going to Harris Teeter for groceries this year. Is it between Fenwick and Harris Teeter or Harris Teeter and 113?

Thanks!

8. Re: Best Route after crossing Chesapeake Bay Bridge

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