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Old 01-10-2019, 08:21 PM   #1
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I-10 west Houston

I need to go west through Houston, I'm thinking straight thru on I-10 . It would be Fri about 11am. Or should I go around with I-69 north?
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I-10 at that time of day is actually perfect.

10am thru 2pm on Fridays is the sweet spot. Any other time, enter at your own risk.
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The only semi-practical way to bypass Houston is to take TX105 from Beaumont going west to Brenham, then cut back down to I10 at Schulenburg or points west. I have driven this entire route in my coach in the last year, some parts of TX105 4 or 5 times in my coach in the last couple of years. For the most part TX 105 is a good mostly 2 lane highway, though there is 5 or so miles where it is a bit rough near Beaumont, and traffic going through Conroe can be heavy at times with up to 4 lanes going each direction, and there is a bit of construction for a couple of miles near Plantersville. The TX105 route will add about 35 miles over the I-10 route, and of course delay due to traffic lights in the various towns along the way, though for the most part the speed limit on TX105 is 75mph
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Depends on what you are driving..The only bottlenecks are in the center of town which seems to be busy almost all the time now.

10 east is pretty clear of construction, only a few spots being worked on and there at least 2 lanes open...

10 west is wide open all the way with no construction till way out of town, 13 miles or so.


I've been driving from the west side to the east a lot lately and I have changed my normal route. I used to just take 10 all the way and sit through the traffic slowdowns and many lane changes. Now I take 10 east to 610 loop and follow it around to west 10. Not much farther and easier to navigate.
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The only semi-practical way to bypass Houston is to take TX105 from Beaumont going west to Brenham, then cut back down to I10 at Schulenburg or points west. I have driven this entire route in my coach in the last year, some parts of TX105 4 or 5 times in my coach in the last couple of years. For the most part TX 105 is a good mostly 2 lane highway, though there is 5 or so miles where it is a bit rough near Beaumont, and traffic going through Conroe can be heavy at times with up to 4 lanes going each direction, and there is a bit of construction for a couple of miles near Plantersville. The TX105 route will add about 35 miles over the I-10 route, and of course delay due to traffic lights in the various towns along the way, though for the most part the speed limit on TX105 is 75mph
From Brenham to Navasota the limit is 65 and is a two lane road with 3 passing zones. Lots of slow moving traffic that makes you drive in "trains".

From Navasota the road is a two lane road with 4 passing zones and a 70 mph limit for about 18 miles... Then it reduces to 60 then 55 then back to 60 then 45 then 55. Lots of police, traffic and slow moving trucks. It take me 55 minutes to get to Conroe and I live on 105 between Navasota and Conroe, 10 miles from Navasota.

Find another way
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S. Watkins, then which way would you suggest when going west from north east of Houston, 290, 190, TX30 & TX21...?


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S. Watkins, then which way would you suggest when going west from north east of Houston, 290, 190, TX30 & TX21...?


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That really depends on where you are going out west... I always make better time and find better facilities for my rig along Interstates.

Since I assume you are at least a hundred miles north of I10 I think I would try to come on across and get on 21 or 30 if going to the Austin area... Going on to New Mexico I might opt to go north and take 1-20. All depends on where you are in Louisiana and how big of a hurry you are in

I really hate I10 in Louisiana so I'm biased.. Down burst turned my 5th wheel over, along with a 18 wheeler, on top of the Whisky Bay Bridge so that along with the rough roads makes me avoid it whenever I can
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The worst parts of I20 have new surface and I220 to I49 North is open I220 is open all lanes from North Market over cross lake to I20 West is open and new surface added across from Pines Road all the way to Marshall,Tx best ride in the state gas at 1.72 and Diesel at 2.65
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Agree with Marjoa. 11am should be good. Before lunch crowd heads to the food trough. There is no easy way around Houston, so just hit it at 10-11 and head on through. Install a dashcam, high percentage of uninsured and or unlicensed drivers in Houston and San Antonio.
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I went straight through never slowed under 50, did get stone to the windshield.
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