Originally Posted by nctox
How does US 287 thru Ft. Worth compare with the Interstate loop around it? Isn't 287 congested there?
Your going to have some traffic no matter which way you go NW of Dallas/Fort Worth.
Might try coming up I 45 from points south (Houston) to I 20 westbound.
20 West to to TX 360 northbound. (Construction on 360 is nearly complete. Traffic flows much better than b4)
360 North, skirt the west side of the airport to TX 114. (Construction on 114 is still there but flows much better than a few months ago.)
Follow TX 114 up past the NASCAR track all the way to US 287. and smooth sailing to points north. (Bit of construction on 114 near the race track and I 35W, but no big deal in most cases) (14'2" underpass is still there just past the track, but shouldn't be an issue for you)
All this will avoid the cluster F. around Fort Worth/ US 287/I 35W/I 820/TX 183 and all the insane construction and restriction.
Once up in Amarillo, be sure to catch the loop (335?) as you come into town, north and west to 287. No need in going downtown unless you just want to.
Happy trails.... Spot a red 18 wheeler Western Star auto carrier on this route and it just might be me! I am through there all the time.