Today, we drive to Waltham, MA to attend a conference. I used two different sources to plan a route. The first is Route 3 and the other route is 93. I opted to take each route and see which way is faster.
Travelled on Nov 14, to 40 Sylvan, Waltham MA.
Manchester to Waltham, via Route 3
My trip computer provided the following information: 55 Miles; 1 hour 2 Minutes; 53 MPH; 28.2 MPG. That works out to $4.66 (at 2.39/g)in gas, plus $0.75 in tolls.
Waltham to Manchester via Route 93
My trip computer provided the following information: 59 Miles; 1 hour 15 Minutes; 47 MPH; 26.2 MPG. That works out to $5.38 (at 2.39/g) in gas, no tolls.
Even though route 3 was 55 MPH and route 93 was 65 mph, the return trip was at 5:00 pm rush hour. The Route 93 traffic was very heavy. We will try it again someday.