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Old 05-15-2011, 03:23 PM
 
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I have been following the forum for a little while and really appreciate everyone's input.

I am relocating from a small town in KS to TX this summer. My plan is to rent/buy a house in Keller or Trophy club region and commute to Bridgeport everyday. Just wondering how long a commute it is! Google map gives me about 45-50 minutes one way (with no mention of traffic!). Is it truly that long? I would think driving against traffic both times of the day will help! Moreover, I was told that the speed limit on the state highways in TX is high at 70 mil/hr. Thank you
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Old 05-15-2011, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Purgatory (A.K.A. Dallas, Texas)
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I'd say between 60 and 90 minutes each way.
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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The "highways" between Keller and Bridgeport are mostly 2-lane with HEAVY traffic on them. You will also be sharing the roads with many rock/gravel hauler trucks, and even though they are required to have a tarp over their load, you can still expect to replace your windshield frequently.
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:27 PM
 
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I would not really consider that "commutable." It has taken me more than 30 minutes to get from Keller to Haslet (google says 20 minutes) and the google says Haslet to Bridgeport is another 40 minutes.

A good general "rule of thumb" is 2-3 minutes per mile.
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:29 PM
 
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PS- yes, the interstate speed limit in TX is 70mph, but the roads you would be driving on have TONS of stoplights and other things to slow you down. I'd guess you could average 30-40mph on an average day. Maybe 50mph on some stretches.
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:49 PM
 
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Hope your car insurance covers windshield replacement. Those gravel trucks are a royal pain.
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:19 AM
 
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that can be a bad road because of what people have mentioned--
but I can understand why you would choose not to live in Bridgeport itself--not much out that way
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Old 05-31-2011, 08:12 AM
 
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Default Commute from Keller to Bridgeport

I live in Keller and my parents live on Lake Bridgeport. It takes me about 50 minutes to make the drive. I take Hwy 114 to Rhome and continue on Hwy 287 to Decatur then on to Bridgeport on Hwy 380. If you take Hwy 114 all the way, it has more two-lane roads which can slow you down depending on traffic.
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