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Old 01-21-2010, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Sussex, WI
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I'm new to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area as I'm going to be moving to Coppell, TX from Milwaukee, WI next week. I may be working in South Ft. Worth and wanted to know if anyone knew what the commute would look like on a daily basis from Coppell to south Ft. Worth if I had to be at work at 8:00 a.m. and on the way home from Ft. Worth back to Coppell if I were to be getting off at 5:00 p.m.? Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated.
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:54 AM
 
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getting there and coming home puts you in the thick of commute traffic--
frankly it will not be an easy slog---

check out a map--
you don't mention where either end of your route really starts but Coppell is on the east side of Grapevine/DFW airport -- you basically travel across the heart of the Metroplex which is very congested and is about to start some major traffic work
You have two options--a third route is not what I would recommend

ONE
get a toll tag--take whatever route you need to go through DFW airport/97 south to Airport Frwy/183 and go west to Hwy 360 south to either I-30 or I-20--whichever is closer to your work address--
I-30 was under construction to get ready for the new Cowboy stadium around 157/Cooper in Arlington but it did not effect the interstate per se just the access roads mainly and I think most of that is done


TWO
start the same way but instead of choosing 360 S stay on Airport Frwy to downtown FTW and then take the route to I-35 to your work place
You might also be close enough to get on 121 in Coppell and go through the Grapevine mix into Bedford to catch Airport Frwy and continue with option 2

I would try to avoid Loop 820 S to I-30 or I-20 -- from what I have seen there are frequently accidents that block traffic and it is just really congested around the NE Mall/Hwy 26 interchange

I don't drive this route--it is NOT against traffic as some people might think because in the Mid-Cities area traffic flows all 4 ways--E-W-N-S-with about the same amount of commuters during the rush hour and during the day---
in my estimate and depending on your starting points it could be as short as 30 min each way and as long as hour depending on traffic/construction/weather

it could be that one way is better in the morning and one better in the evening--you would have to drive them several times to get idea of which is which--
the ONE GOOD THING about this commute is that the sun will be at your back both ways and in this part of the country that is something to be thankful for...
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Old 01-22-2010, 09:19 AM
 
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I don't know if you are going to like this commute after a few weeks or months. About 9 years ago, I used to live in northwest FW off of 820 and I-35 and commuted everyday to Valley Ranch. That lasted about 8 months and I got really tired of it. It would take me about 1.5 hours each way and it was because of traffic. I finally decided to move to Coppell where I was 3 miles from work...it was heaven, lol. I guess my point is, is that it is not short commute. If you know this and are ok with it then so be it. Ironically, just recently, my husband got a job southwest of FW and we are now looking to move out that way because right now he is commuting and it takes him anywhere from 1.5 to 2 hours. Good luck.
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