I took 494 to sorters and was going to go 1960, but really prefered not to. Decided to risk it and get on the flyover entrance ramp. That spit me out where traffic was merging down to one lane. Zipped ahead of the merge a bit and scooted on over to the left. In all, I sat about 5 minutes in traffic but made it up due to lighter traffic the rest of the trip.