We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Traveling Route 6A

Millbury
3 posts
1 review
Save Topic
Traveling Route 6A

What is the best exit to use to get to Route 6A traveling from Orleans to the Bourne Bridge, to avoid some of the bottleneck traffic? Exit 4 or 3?

Baltimore, Maryland
Destination Expert
for North Conway
Level Contributor
12,182 posts
58 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Traveling Route 6A

Interesting question. If traffic is so horrendous on 6, then not sure getting onto 6A and following the CC canal will help. but another option- again only if horrendous traffic could be to take 149 to 28 to 151 which hits 28 again. No other easy way to get there with that darn NG base right in the middle.

Probably need to just play it by ear and get off at first sign of congestion.

Won't cost too much time if you get off an exit early.

Canada
Destination Expert
for Cape Cod
Level Contributor
10,002 posts
1 review
Save Reply
2. Re: Traveling Route 6A

As someone said, patience is a virtue. I always think that hopping around the roads is a bit like changing from line to line in the supermarket. In the end it usually takes about the same amount of time or in my case usually longer!!!

Edited: 2:14 pm, March 22, 2010
The Sea
Level Contributor
1,629 posts
Save Reply
3. Re: Traveling Route 6A

We do this from time to time: Exit 3. Bear right off the exit and stay on that road, I think it's Meetinghouse Road or something like that, until you get to 6A. Bear left onto 6A and sit tight.

Usually 6A bottlenecks again up by the British Beer place so those who have said it's a bit of 6 of 1, half a dozen of the other are really right. But sometimes we just want to feel like we're doing something productive so we get off exit 3 and hope for the best.

Millbury
3 posts
1 review
Save Reply
4. Re: Traveling Route 6A

Neslaw1

Where do we get 149?

Millbury
3 posts
1 review
Save Reply
5. Re: Traveling Route 6A

waterbug2468

Thanks for the info. You are right about 6 of 1 etc. etc..... but it might still be better than sitting on Route 6 for 2 hours.

Chicago, IL
Destination Expert
for Cape Cod
Level Contributor
14,403 posts
34 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: Traveling Route 6A

Where do all these traffic stories come from? We have been coming to the Cape for over a decade and we don't see difficult traffic coming onto or off the Cape (Rt. 28 is a different story) though we always arrive on a Saturday. The only time we crept off the Cape was during hurricane evacuation and even that was just like a day in Chicago traffic going in or out of downtown.

The Sea
Level Contributor
1,629 posts
Save Reply
7. Re: Traveling Route 6A

Maybe you were just lucky! However, we haven't gotten stuck sitting in traffic too often either. It just depends upon what time we're on the road and we try to avoid those peak travel times.

Cape Cod, MA
Level Contributor
40 posts
12 reviews
Save Reply
8. Re: Traveling Route 6A

Funny that you haven't run into traffic! You must be lucky! We live about 6 miles from the Bourne Bridge (off cape) and can see the highway from our house. On most Saturdays around noontime, we can sit out on our deck and watch the traffic crawl (and I mean crawl). I can imagine how these people feel. There is no exit for 6 miles before the Bourne Bridge, so they are literally stuck in stopped traffic for hours. Coming off cape on Sundays can be the same way. As for route 6A, it can take about the same time or longer but it is more interesting because you are moving and have things to look at. Towards the end of 6A though, you most likely will end up in traffic before the bridge. Cape traffic is strange, some weekends it is completely clear while others are awful!

The Sea
Level Contributor
1,629 posts
Save Reply
9. Re: Traveling Route 6A

It was dreadful a few weekends ago because of a breakdown or accident on the Sagamore. Traffic was backed up to exit 6 on route 6. We got off in Sandwich and made our way from there. That worked out really great actually.

10. Re: Traveling Route 6A

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 12:32 am, February 03, 2011