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Old 03-25-2016, 12:08 PM   #1
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Hello everyone!
I have a question for anyone who has already run these routes or is familiar with this area.

I need to drive my motorhome/toad from Albuquerque NM, to Houston TX. I see two clear routes that I can choose from but have no reference to sort out which route is better or worse. I donít mind flipping a coin but am hopeful someone could share their insight with me on this. Iím not interested in any sightseeing; I have a limited time and would like to spend as much time in Houston as possible before going home.

#1. Continue on the I-40 East thru Amarillo, take the 287 thru Fort Worth, then I-45 straight down to Houston.

#2. Take I-40 to Santa Rosa then the 84 thru Lubbock, pick up I-20 thru Abilene, then the 36 & 6 to the 290, straight into Houston and actually get a little closer to where I need to go.

Between the two it looks like a 39 miles difference.
#1 Appears to use more interstate but skirts Dallas (more traffic?).
#2 Appears to use smaller highways but could get stuck behind slow moving vehicles.

Again, looking for quickest, easiest, and fewest headaches.
Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance!!

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Old 03-25-2016, 01:21 PM   #2
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287 is great road all the way, but it merges with I-35W in Fort worth for a few miles and it under perpetual construction and traffic jams if anywhere close to rush hour & AM to 9AM or 3 to 7pm :( and MAYBE bad at other times...

And promise you Fort Worth traffic is not much less than Dallas traffic --- can't tell you about your other route, but google maps says this.

and looks to be about 50 miles further for the north route.

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Thank you for the input! It's nice to get some eyes on the road while planning.
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