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Old 01-08-2020, 10:25 AM   #1
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Travel through Houston, Tx

Hello, I am going to be traveling through Houston Texas in a couple weeks. Coming in on I69 going to South Padre Island.
Looking for the best way around Houston. Time of day should be late afternoon, probably not the best time of day.
Google has me I69 through downtown out on US59

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Unfortunately there is not any better way unless you want to add a lot of miles, though if you don't mind a longer route, I would probably take TX105 west at Cleveland, TX, follow it on across to Navasota, then make my way south from there. Anything closer in will be a mess on the Houston EZ Pass only toll road system
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I would go the route google suggests. just make sure you are on 59S and past the Rosenberg area by early afternoon. You do not want to hit 59 at 4-6pm.
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Late afternoon is a horrible time to go through Houston. I don't think there is an easier way through or around Houston without an EZ Pass though. If you had one, I'd suggest taking Beltway 8 around to save some time and headache. It's EZ Pass only though, so you can't pay the toll in cash. I69 to US59 is probably your best bet. Just be prepared to slow down from time to time. It won't be fast, but you'll make it through.
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Your best bet is to go straight through, but only after 9 AM and be out before 3 PM. In the best of traffic, it is well over an hour through Houston....70 plus miles.

The alternate is to take 105 west at Cleveland, through Conroe and then ton Brenham, then 290 to 237 (159) and then Lagrange and then 77 on south to 59. Nice drive and totally bypass Houston.

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Thanks for the responses.
If I go straight through as Google suggested, is there a toll?

Thanks for the time it takes to get through.

Looking to hopefully make it through next week Sunday or Monday depending on weather.

2 long days of driving

If timing is bad, I might go around

Thanks again for the responses
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No toll going straight through. Tip: stop at Prasek’s in Hillje just South of El Campo. Dang good BBQ, fresh meet and jerky. Good place to fuel up too. Plenty of room for any size rig.
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No toll going straight through, Sunday is by far the best, downtown Houston is a ghost town on Sundays
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Yes BBQ in Texas!!!
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djnordeen --

US59 / I69 is the same highway through Houston. As TXiceman said, travel through Houston before 10 a.m. and after 3:00 p.m. is terrible -- very congested, very slow moving traffic during the long morning and afternoon rush hours. US59/I69 is the most direct route to South Padre Island. I69 has narrow lanes in construction zones around the I610/I69 interchange near the Galleria area of Houston. And narrow lanes on I69/US59 in construction zones in the Rosenberg area which is 15-20 miles outhwest of Houston. I69/US59 becomes US59 (I69 name dropped) a short distance southwest of Rosenberg.

If at all possible, plan your passage through Houston between 10 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to avoid traffic congestion. Otherwise just need to make sure everyone has an empty bladder and has lost of patience for the drive during the very slow moving rush hours.

If you've never visited a famous "Buc-ee's" travel center in Texas, there is a big Buc-ee's in Wharton, TX which is mid-way between Houston and Victoria that is a great place to take re-fuel, take care of bathroom needs, dine, shop, etc. That Buc-ee's has good access to fuel pumps for all types and sizes of RVs. Just plan to stay awhile to enjoy all that a big Buc-ee's has to offer --> https://www.buc-ees.com/index.php
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Another vote for Prasek's Hilllje Smokehouse. Great BBQ and other smoked meats, plus a great Bakery. There is ample parking for big rigs.

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Thanks for the suggestions.
Buc-ees looks like a great place to stop. Thanks for the link

Ready for the warm weather, as winter is about to set in here in Michigan.
Been very mild in Lansing this year.
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Taking Buc-ees over Prasek’s would be a blunder. IMO.
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I totally agree with your comment. On trips to South Padre / Port Aransas for long weekends get aways, the wife and I stop at Buc-ee's for fuel, bathroom and she always wants to look at whatever home decorating "stuff" that may be unique. And we stop at Prasek's to get the steaks, sausage, etc. we'll grill during our beach weekend outing.
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