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Albany to Williamstown, MA- best route

Chicago
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Albany to Williamstown, MA- best route

I'm going to be driving to Williams College this weekend from Albany. Google maps seems to like Rt 7 . Can anyone tell me if Route 2 or Route 43 are equally efficient and good ways to go as well? Thanks.

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Boston...
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1. Re: Albany to Williamstown, MA- best route

Google Maps is showing me that 2 is preferred, but all 3 routes take within a minute or two of each other. So you might want to chose based on what you'll see en route, including meal options, if that works out with your timing.

Chicago
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2. Re: Albany to Williamstown, MA- best route

Thanks for replying. I guess my main question has to do with the roads themselves. Rt 7 seems like more of a major road so I'm wondering if it will take much longer to go via 43(lots of local towns, traffic lights etc). By much longer, I mean an extra 20-30 mins.

Boston...
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3. Re: Albany to Williamstown, MA- best route

Google gives you the estimated times, so unless there's an accident (possible, but unpredictable) on one of the routes, they all should take you about the same time.

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4. Re: Albany to Williamstown, MA- best route

Well you won't hit any metropolis on any of the three routes. I think that I would pick Route 2. The area is fairly rural and you should be fine with any choice you make.

Chicago
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5. Re: Albany to Williamstown, MA- best route

Ok. Appreciate the responses.

conn
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6. Re: Albany to Williamstown, MA- best route

pick rt2. Rt7 often has a lot of slow moving trucks.

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7. Re: Albany to Williamstown, MA- best route

I don't think any of them Is a divided highway in that area.

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