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Old 07-15-2016, 01:51 PM   #1
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Cool Am I crazy or just insane

I am planing a trip to Tahelequah, OK from the Rio Grande Valley. I have driven the route through Dallas many times but not towing. I planned out trip using the same route I usually use. It keeps you on your toes with sudden lane changes you have to make for your exit and now construction on 35E

So what I would like to know is which is better, 35W or 20 to 635 then onto 75 or just stick to my plan? Your thoughts please. We would be leaving Waco so I know by the time we get to Dallas it will be late morning and rush hour will have settled. No Toll Roads.
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Old 07-15-2016, 02:02 PM   #2
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I'd just stick with 35 since it will not be rush hour time. It may be crowed but it will move. I'd personally prefer going straight than making all those highway changes. 75 has always been a mess for me.
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If I can pull a 40 foot Fifth Wheel through Atlanta without crapping my pants (Ok, just a little, but still............), you can pull that baby through Dallas. Use your blinker. Figure out which freeway exits are left (a lot are, in Atlanta) and get in that lane sooner, and just let 'em honk at ya. You will have Texas plates, so they (probably) won't shoot you.
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Texas, the only state I have been passed by someone using the shoulder of the road on a two lane road while I was doing the speed limit not once, but three times while I was going to and from Corpus Christi Texas.
The first time it happened scared the heck out of me.
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Well if it was me I would take 35W through Dallas Ft worth. 35W is still rather busy but not nearly as bad as 35E, to 635 and then 75 is terrible. Of course 35W and 35E come back together North of Dallas in Denton so no big deal there. If you need to get onto 75 going North I would take 35W North to 82 and then head East on 82 until you get to 75, this is a much easier drive and you may still have most of your hair when you get there.
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US 75 through Plano and McKinney is not as bad as it once was. Construction through McKinney is finished with only a little north of McKinney. 35W goes through Ft. Worth and not Dallas and the construction is terrible from 28th past I820 on the north edge of Ft. Worth.

I think I would go 35E to 635 and around to US 75 on the north side of Dallas. Of course, there could be construction there that wasn't there my last trip that way.
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I just did that trip from Houston to OK City. Went IH 35E and the traffic was bad with lots of construction. I don't think that that I have ever been on IH 35 E near Dallas when it was an easy drive. Then when you get to OK this time of year it is hot!!!. But if you are coming from the LRGV you already know that. Good Luck and have a good trip.
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Well if it was me I would take 35W through Dallas Ft worth. 35W is still rather busy but not nearly as bad as 35E, to 635 and then 75 is terrible. Of course 35W and 35E come back together North of Dallas in Denton so no big deal there. If you need to get onto 75 going North I would take 35W North to 82 and then head East on 82 until you get to 75, this is a much easier drive and you may still have most of your hair when you get there.
But there is a ton of construction through Ft Worth right now as well. Guess you pick your poison.
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Get ready for some long stop and gos on I-35 (if you take it) once you get into Oklahoma. We used it last week and they are working on several overpass abutment repairs and have cut I-35 down to one lane each way in several places. Oklahoma City had cars stacked up over 2 miles on north bound I 35 a little better than a week ago when we pulled through.
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