Hi From the Great White North ( not Kansas).
I am going to be driving thru your area in July on our way to cruise out of Galveston and was wondering if you locals could give me some advice.
Planning on taking 35 south into Dallas then 45 south into Houston but since these are both large population centers I'm not sure of the best route to take thru or around each of these cities.
I'm primarily concerned with times of heavy traffic and the best route to bypass the associated chaos.
Believe me I would love to stop and see the sites each city has to offer but our time is limited to 2 days in Galveston before we get on the ship.
Appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.
45 runs from Dallas to Houston to Galveston and is your best route. Just depends on what time you drive through Houston to get to Galveston. You can only take 45 from Houston to Galveston. You will hit traffic half way down 45 from Houston to Galveston (in Clear Lake area) but once you pass through Clear Lake it will be smooth sailing to the gulf of Mexico (Galveston). Where are you staying in Galveston before getting on the cruise ship. If you don't have to take Broadway into Galveston, take the 61st exit and turn right and it will take you directly to the seawall.
Take a few Valiums before you drive through Houston
Donnie 2 Strikes //
We're spending 2 nites at the Hotel Galvez by the seawall before our cruise. Looking forward to exploring Galveston.
LOL Don@Arrington. I'm sure the wife will have ingested enough Valiums for the both of us. For some reason she doesn't appreciate that a hemi isn't meant to obey the speed limit.
Just an update - driving thru Dallas was fairly easy as the traffic was moving at about 60-70 mph. Changing lanes was a little stressful as traffic was moving so fast you had to be real careful when needing to switch lanes as not many drivers were willing to slow down and let you merge. Houston, on the other hand, was in the middle of a huge rainstorm which brought traffic to a standstill. This made switching lanes easy as most everyone allowed you to crawl into their lane since they weren't moving anyways. Houston to Galveston on I-45 was a breeze as the rain had stopped. Return trip to San Antonio/Phoenix from Galveston thru Houston was smooth. That newly paved stretch of I-10 with an 80mph limit allowed me to burn some carbon out of the old hemi.