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Old 09-24-2007, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Canyon Lake & northern VA
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This is my first post and I hope I am doing this correctly. If, not I aplogize in advance.

I'll be flying into San Antonio in a few weeks and driving a rental car to Canyon Lake. I am terrified after recent trips to Austin, Houston, and Dallas of Texas overpasses that seem to be miles above ground level.

According to mapquest, I'll be on US 281 N to TX 46. Will I encounter any high overpasses on this route? I normally fly into Austin and am confortable with that route, but the airfare is much higher than the fare to San Antonio.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Lori
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Old 09-24-2007, 10:42 AM
 
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No....you will be fine ...... 281 is a highway with no overpasses and 46 is a breeze. I drive it all the time as I have 2 children at Smithson Valley HS...you will drive right by it:-) Have a great trip!!!!
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Old 09-24-2007, 10:51 AM
 
Location: McLean, VA
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You will be fine! No "high in the sky" overpasses on this route. Have a great trip. This is a fabulous time of year in Texas.
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Old 09-24-2007, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Canyon Lake & northern VA
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Thank you! I know that I will have to get over this fear when we actually move back to the area, but until then I'm just going to try to avoid them.
Lori
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Old 09-24-2007, 10:57 AM
 
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I know what you mean....there is one overpass almost into Austin....going the back from 290 transitioning to Hwy 1....It is so high that it is all I can do to not close my eyes!!!! Everytime I feel as if I am dangling over the city!!!

Good Luck:-)
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Canyon Lake & northern VA
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I know the one you mean. I drove it one time and then had to pull over to side of the road and give myself CPR! I've managed to avoid them all since then because I know alternate routes. I haven't driven in San Antonio in 40 years and I'm pretty sure it has changed a little since then.

Lori
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:38 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I know the one you mean. I drove it one time and then had to pull over to side of the road and give myself CPR! I've managed to avoid them all since then because I know alternate routes. I haven't driven in San Antonio in 40 years and I'm pretty sure it has changed a little since then.

Lori
You are in for quite a shock...

Cheers! M2
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:17 PM
 
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Yes, San Antonio has pretty much been under continual road construction for those 40 years. None of the projects are complete, but everything looks a LOT different.
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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If you fear high overpasses, then do not go near the I10, Loop 410 interchanges on the Northwest side. They're high, narrow, and usually someone is tailgating you.
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Old 09-24-2007, 09:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Also avoid the 281/35 interchange right now. They are doing work on it right now and the lanes are extra thin!
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