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Old 09-08-2015, 03:16 PM
 
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My company is likely moving me soon to North Forth Worth (Fossil Creek area) and I've been looking at area homes. In reality, how long is the drive from that location to Flower Mound during 5:00 traffic?
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Old 09-08-2015, 04:17 PM
 
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What part of Flower Mound are you talking? West of 2499? West of Shiloh (best commute)? South of 3040? East of 2499? That will make a huge difference in time.
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Old 09-08-2015, 08:11 PM
 
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Where in Fossil creek area? If your office is near Basswood/ Western Center Blvd and you live in West / South FM, it will take you 30-35 mins on a regular day using I-35W North / 1171 East. Currently 1171 (Cross Timbers road) is single lane but with 50-55 mph and significantly less traffic, you are much better off than other highways during peak hours. Its currently under expansion to a 6 lane road from 35W through Shiloh. Between Western Center Blvd and 820, there is a bottleneck which is expected to removed by the I-35 expansion, so if you work near 820/ closer to downtown Fort Worth, add 5-15 mins depending on the location. If you live in East FM, it will take you longer unless you are living closer to 121.
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Old 09-08-2015, 08:28 PM
 
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Would the new construction in HEB 121/820 help you think? I know that the freeway runs a lot faster thru there.
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Old 09-08-2015, 10:49 PM
 
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I was looking at some homes to the south and west near the lake. Yes, Western Center and I-35.

Are accidents bad along that 2-lane highway?
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:32 PM
 
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I was looking at some homes to the south and west near the lake. Yes, Western Center and I-35.

Are accidents bad along that 2-lane highway?
1171 to 35W is a beautiful rolling hills drive. Although 2 lane, I have not seen many accidents unlike on 35W, may be because you have to be alert during the curves. The new 6 lanes being constructed (and its seems ahead of schedule) do not have some of the sharp turns. Few times in a year if you are lucky, you have to stop at the rail crossing but they have timed the gate to close/open perfectly for the length of the train.
I did had issues 3 times in the last few years when 1171 had backups due to bad weather (snow/ black ice) or an accident and had to turn back to take 407 to reach home. 407 is parallel to 1171 further north and adds 15 mins to the drive.


There are other options like taking 1171/377 or 2499/121/820, but 1171/35W will be the fastest with least traffic.
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