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Old 11-30-2019, 09:49 AM   #1
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Chicago to Houston

The DW and I are leaving the Chicago area Monday for an unexpected trip to Houston. We would leave sooner but the weather here looks bad today and tomorrow. We're staying at the USA RV Resort located at I45 & Sam Houston Tollway. We expect to get into the Houston area Wednesday afternoon, probably abound evening rush (bad planning).

After hearing several horror stories about Houston traffic, I'm wondering about the best way into town from the north. We're planning to take I57 to I55 to I40 to I30 to US59/I69.

Google has us taking I69 to I45 to the campground. A friend we're meeting there says Houston traffic is terrible and he avoids it. He gets off 59 at Livingston and takes 146 to 90 to 225 to 8.

Living with Chicago traffic, I'm not too worried about traffic but would like to avoid major back ups. I don't mind adding time/distance for easier driving. Any thoughts/recommendations?

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Old 11-30-2019, 11:34 AM   #2
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Sounds like you already made your decision, so why ask? But I would do as friend says

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Old 11-30-2019, 08:10 PM   #3
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I would stick with Google. Most of the traffic will be outbound and it looks like you are going against it. As you are getting close check the traffic on Goo Maps and adjust if necessary.
Since you’re from Chi you’re familiar with heavy traffic, Houston’s on par with the best (worst) of em.
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Old 11-30-2019, 08:18 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by dennis b View Post
Sounds like you already made your decision, so why ask?....snip
Sounds like the new JOF member will consider any additional "thoughts/recommendations?"

ChiToones...., Welcome to JOF!

I personally have never been in the Houston area...., I'm sure others will chime in.


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Old 11-30-2019, 08:48 PM   #5
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^ what Bob said.
I’ve been to Houston a few times - follow your friends advice. Not sure if they’re correct but when it comes to Houston, first hand advice is priceless. Make sure to confirm they’re keeping you off any toll road. Many there are rf tag only with no booths to toss coins. One .65 toll cost me $16.65 when the bill finally came thru.
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