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Old 02-19-2010, 03:19 PM
 
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What's the traffic and construction like these days on I-35 between Dallas and Austin? Any suggestions on areas to avoid or good alternative travel routes? Will be traveling on Sat/Sun.
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Old 02-19-2010, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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What's the traffic and construction like these days on I-35 between Dallas and Austin? Any suggestions on areas to avoid or good alternative travel routes? Will be traveling on Sat/Sun.

you could go by way of houston but that would be counter productive -- just be patient and endure
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Old 02-19-2010, 04:52 PM
 
Location: rapid city sd
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Default good luck

Ive tryed to beat 35 a hundred different ways.To many people try the same thing and you end up saving no time.the time you drive thur autin could help. midday or late night would be your best bet. drive safe,
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:31 PM
 
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35 is going to be the best option. There is always construction of some type going on between Austin/DFW. My wife and I make fairly frequent trips to Ft. Worth to see family and we can usually get from Round Rock to north of downtown Ft. Worth in about 2.5 hours.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Head West to Hwy 281 and take it North, it is a good road all the way to Oklahoma. A much more relaxing and pleasant trip, even if its a bit longer. At Stephenville take 377 to Dallas.

From SW Austin:
I-35 to Dallas 208 miles
Hwy 281 & 377 to Dallas 262 miles
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:59 PM
 
Location: N.W. Austin.
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Little traffic or construction issues on the weekend unless there's a major accident.
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Broomfield, CO
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I-35 between Austin and Dallas has improved somewhat over the past few years. Since I visit the Dallas area several times per year, here is the latest update. There are currently some pockets of construction in the Temple area and the area just south of Waco (Robinson area). Although most of the Hillsboro construction is completed, there is still some going on just south of that city.

But keep in mind, I-35 is quite heavy all the way up to the split in Hillsboro during all hours of the day.

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What's the traffic and construction like these days on I-35 between Dallas and Austin? Any suggestions on areas to avoid or good alternative travel routes? Will be traveling on Sat/Sun.
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:40 AM
 
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I prefer to go 281. A little longer of a drive but more relaxing and alot more prettier.
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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When I was a little girl of about 6 (some 54 years ago) and my big sister was attending Southwestern University in Georgetown, we traveled to visit her frequently from East Texas, using I35. There was always roadwork, usually in Temple.

Over the years, I had occasion to drive I35 from Dallas to Austin, and there was always roadwork.

When I moved to Austin, and for most of the years since, there has always been roadwork (usually Temple, oddly enough).

That's almost 55 years of road work on I35 - it's just become normal to me now!
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