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Old 09-29-2022, 01:10 PM   #1
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best route bypass Dallas

I will be traveling through Dallas either via 20 or 30 headed to Arizona. Any suggestions on routes to avoid going through Dallas and Fort Worth, or is it ok to go right through it.
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You don’t say where you’re coming from so difficult to recommend a specific route. Depending on time of day, either route should be ok.
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Don’t do I30 on the northeast side of Dallas - period. They are rebuilding the interchange where I30 and I635 intersect, not to mention some work being done about 6 miles east.

Your coming from OH, I’d hit I40 and go to Amarillo.
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I am headed to Carlsbad NM coming from Knoxville TN, i have taken I-40 in the past, wanted to try different route this time.
If take I-20 is the traffic pretty bad? i can time it so i go through around 10 or 11 am.
Or is it better to take a bypass.
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Take I-20 through DFW. You can drop down from I-30 at Greenville (34) or Rockwall (205). Or you can drop down earlier in you trip. Just stay off of 635 or 30 through Dallas.
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Do not take I-30 as that will take you through the heart of downtown Dallas. I-20 can be crowded at certain times of day, but will be better than I-30. Any other bypass will take you very far out of the way and you don't want to take I-635 around the north side of Dallas as that traffic is horrible.

If you are coming west on I-30 from Knoxville, you could take US82 just outside of New Boston and follow it all the way across to Hwy 287 in Henrietta. Hwy 287 will then take you to I-40 in Amarillo. You will have Sherman and Gainesville to go through, but still not as bad as Dallas.
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US82 west from Texarkana is a good road, especially if you are not in a hurry.
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I-40 is too far of my way, i need to stay South of DFW, i am headed to Carlsbad NM
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I-30 to Texarkana, TX

Pick up 82 west to Gainsville, TX

South on I-35 to Denton, TX

West on 380 to Jacksboro

South on 281 to I-20 west of Fort Worth
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Old 09-29-2022, 07:30 PM   #10
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I-30 to Texarkana, TX

Pick up 82 west to Gainsville, TX

South on I-35 to Denton, TX

West on 380 to Jacksboro

South on 281 to I-20 west of Fort Worth
I like this route.... I'm assuming its RV friendly?

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...or is it ok to go right through it.
Go right through it, as long as you are able to plan that segment of your route around rush hour.

I've tried various routes through the metroplex E to W and W to E, and going through downtown Dallas and Ft Worth is no prob as long as you plan travel time windows during the daytime appropriately. It's actually my preference now.

Nothing wrong with the other routes offered in this thread. Most all roads in N TX that have a marker are navigable via RV based on my experience so far. Takes a little longer going around, but who cares if you aren't in a hurry.
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I like this route.... I'm assuming its RV friendly?

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My bad for mentioning 287 to Amarillo. You mentioned I-40 and I mistakenly thought you wanted to hit I-40 again. The route TwoGypsies gave is a good one and all of those roads are very driveable. If you wanted to stay on a more relaxed "scenic" route, you could pick up US180 from US 281 in Mineral Wells instead of going to I-20 and go west through Snyder, LaMesa and Hobbs NM. That's also a good drive and keeps you off the interstate. We've driven that route many times visiting relatives.
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I’ll agree with what the others have said as long as you stay away from the northeast corner and across north Dallas.

Either cut through on 82 west (just drove most of it from 287 eastbound from Wichita Falls about 3 weeks ago, good road) then head northwest a short distance to Wichita Falls and hit 277 south. That’ll take you to Abilene where you can pick up 20.

Or, as someone else said, take 34 south at Greenville to hit I20 in Terrell. I just drove that in late June - again, decent road as I recall.
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best route bypass Dallas

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