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Old 04-23-2009, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Thank you BR Man and darylwi for the information.

I plan on factoring in extra time so I would not be in a super big hurry. I will keep an eye on the speed limits so I do not end up getting a ticket and to save a little on gas with better mileage.

Is the speed limit on 2-laned rural roads such as US 65 60 mph? I know that more populated areas often have lower speed limits than South Dakota's 75 mph on the interstate, 70 mph on other four-laned roads, 65 on two laned state and US highways, and 55 on country black top roads. I will also check the DOT websites for any construction to be aware of.
It's 55 on two lane roads here. Even a road as long and straight at US-65, where in West Texas, the speed limit would be 75, but of course the road would be of a little better quality as well. I think there is one area between Vidalia and Ferriday where it is still four-lane and the speed limit gets up to 65 but it goes right back down because it's not that far between the two cities. After that, it's two-lane all the way to Arkansas.
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Old 05-09-2009, 07:44 AM
 
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Any comments on traveling from Alabama to San Marcos regarding which Interstate is better/safer as I will be traveling alone. I-10 or I-20. I've traveled both, but it's been 8 years since I've traveled on I-20.
Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 05-09-2009, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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Any comments on traveling from Alabama to San Marcos regarding which Interstate is better/safer as I will be traveling alone. I-10 or I-20. I've traveled both, but it's been 8 years since I've traveled on I-20.
Thanks for any suggestions.
What part of Alabama ? I would think I-10 is the more direct, unless you live up in Birmingham.
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Old 05-31-2009, 10:29 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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I went through Louisiana about two weeks ago going to and from southern Misssissippi and got through there without any problems. I went down through Arkansas and went through Lake Providence and got onto I-20 at Tallulah. Definitely a lot different than South Dakota. Also, I went on I-12 to I-55 and renentered Lousiana west of Natchez and went up to Rayville and took I-20 west (more for convenience). I also went to the French Quarter for part of a day with a friend and his wife. The local food in NOLA (beignets and po boys) are yummy. Overall, my time in Lousiana was a good experience.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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I went through Louisiana about two weeks ago going to and from southern Misssissippi and got through there without any problems. I went down through Arkansas and went through Lake Providence and got onto I-20 at Tallulah. Definitely a lot different than South Dakota. Also, I went on I-12 to I-55 and renentered Lousiana west of Natchez and went up to Rayville and took I-20 west (more for convenience). I also went to the French Quarter for part of a day with a friend and his wife. The local food in NOLA (beignets and po boys) are yummy. Overall, my time in Lousiana was a good experience.
Thanks for the good word
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:07 PM
 
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I am coming from Gardena, CA perhaps and headed to Waterproof, LA to visit family and this will be my first road trip...I need help????? I will be visiting in the summer, but I like to prepare early so I can map out my trip. I am so excited, but I know the heat will make me think twice.

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Old 03-07-2011, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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No hotter than California, just the humidity.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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No hotter than California, just the humidity.
Hello Mr. Heat Index!

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Old 03-09-2011, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Monroe, Louisiana
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Oh no buddy....Cali is a lil windy compared to here. It is humid, I wore a thermal in Cali in july one year, any place with high elevation is always kinda nippy in the mornings ,evenings, and nites, for me anyway
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:59 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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It's 55 on two lane roads here. Even a road as long and straight at US-65, where in West Texas, the speed limit would be 75, but of course the road would be of a little better quality as well. I think there is one area between Vidalia and Ferriday where it is still four-lane and the speed limit gets up to 65 but it goes right back down because it's not that far between the two cities. After that, it's two-lane all the way to Arkansas.
I'm from the Ferriday area. It's never 55 between Ferriday and Vidalia, but LA15/US425 does get up to 65mph once you get north of Clayton, and is that way between all the small towns leading up to Rayville at I-20. It's been too long since I've taken that road north of Rayville, so I can't speak for anything past there, but the stretch of road from Vidalia to Rayville is quite nice for Louisiana. This is in contrast to the state highway that is a GRAVEL ROAD in Concordia Parish, running from Lake St. John down toward Vidalia... How about US61 just south of the state line on the southbound side, coming in from Mississippi? You hit that woeful "roadway" and just laugh to yourself that you're back in Lowsy-ana! hahaha
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