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Old 12-30-2013, 07:48 PM   #1
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Houston, TX Best westbound route?

Hi,

We'll be on I-10 westbound in a 36ft. Class A w/towd going through Houston on New Year's Day(Jan 1) in early afternoon. The best route looks like it might be to take I-610N around the city to the north but have never been there so not sure. Is that the best route, or is I-610 South(or even I-10 itself "straight through") a better way to go?
Appreciate any advice from anyone familiar with the area.

Thanks,
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:01 PM   #2
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I haven't been to Houston in a couple of years, but considering date and time, I'd just stay on I-10.
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Personally, I would take 8 around the outside (LOL) of the city... it is a toll road but worth the money. Try to avoid any high traffic times... even on a holiday. Call ahead to check on construction before entering the loop. Have a safe trip.
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I live in Houston. Stay on I-10 and drive straight across town. Easy-peasy. (Loop 610 is a nightmare of big rigs and Beltway 8 is a much longer distance plus tolls.)
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As a native Houstonian, I would only recommend staying on Interstate 10 all the way through Houston...
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I live in Houston. Stay on I-10 and drive straight across town. Easy-peasy. (Loop 610 is a nightmare of big rigs and Beltway 8 is a much longer distance plus tolls.)
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I live in Houston. Stay on I-10 and drive straight across town. Easy-peasy. (Loop 610 is a nightmare of big rigs and Beltway 8 is a much longer distance plus tolls.)
X4. I don't live in Houston, but learned this a long time ago.
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Lived in Houston many years. For your time frame, stay on I-10...straight through town. 610 is a zoo and BW 8 is a toll road and EXPENSIVE for a motorhome pulling a dinghy. Four axles is treated as a commercial vehicle.

As a point of reference, the major freeways are you best bet between 9 AM and about 3 PM or a night, after 8PM to about 6 AM. Otherwise, find a nice place to stop and enjoy a meal and relax.

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The actual holidays are good days to just go through most towns on the main road. That hold for Houston. Many people are home or out of town.
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Thanks to all who took the time to reply. As usual, local knowledge is invaluable and always the best.
Will take the advice to stay on I-10 all the way through the city enroute San Antonio.

Thanks again,
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Living 40 miles S of Houston I can agree with staying on I-10, and just about any day even if it is not a holiday. Pay attention to the overhead signs, as you come from the East as with any inner city Interstate the left/right can be intimidating. If you have GPS it should tell you which lane to stay in.
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