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Old 06-15-2009, 06:18 PM
 
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Default I-35 to Austin on a Tuesday?

In a couple of weeks I will be needing to make a drive from Redbird Ranch up to Austin (Roundrock area more specifically) on a tuesday to pick up some couches for our new rental house. What time of the day would be the best as far as traffic goes? Or is there an entirely better route? Thank you all so much for all of your help towards us newbies!
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Tetons, WY
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What time of the day would be the best as far as traffic goes?
3AM. If you're lucky. Good luck!
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Old 06-15-2009, 10:31 PM
 
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If you're driving I-35 you need to be south of downtown Austin and heading home no later than 2 pm. I've been using the "two o'clock" rule all my years in Austin. It sounds a bit too early for rush hour, but I promise you, the highway will be deadlocked. It's like 281 north of 1604. "Sure, its 1 p.m., but where the hell did all these cars come from!" Now if you're interested in an alternate route, well, there is the dreaded toll road Actually I LOVE toll roads and it only takes a person one time driving them to feel the same. SH 45 starts just north of Buda. It completely bypasses Austin and will drop you off in RR. Safe travels
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:47 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC & San Antonio, TX
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I drive to Austin all the time to meet with clients and I typically find I avoid all traffic by leaving San Antonio after 8:30am and leaving Austin before 3pm (if I'm in far north Austin, I try to leave by 2:30). Actually, the worst traffic I usually encounter is coming back from Austin when I hit that stretch of 35 between New Braunfels and Loop 1604... regardless of time of day, somehow I always manage to hit traffic there.
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Stone Oak
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That new toll road is great. I hit Austin last Friday coming from Dallas right at 5:00 PM. I took the toll road and never had to drive less than 70 mph. That part was great but the drive time seemed much the same because the road swings you WAY out of the way. Much safer driving tho.
I will get a bill in the mail. From what I've heard it will cost me $10.00. It was worth it not to be stressed out.
I have no problem with toll roads that were build as toll roads. I have a real problem with TXDOT taking an existing road (281) and turning it into a toll road.
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:31 AM
 
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That new toll road is great. I hit Austin last Friday coming from Dallas right at 5:00 PM. I took the toll road and never had to drive less than 70 mph. That part was great but the drive time seemed much the same because the road swings you WAY out of the way. Much safer driving tho.
I will get a bill in the mail. From what I've heard it will cost me $10.00. It was worth it not to be stressed out.
I have no problem with toll roads that were build as toll roads. I have a real problem with TXDOT taking an existing road (281) and turning it into a toll road.
Yuck, they are turning 281 into a toll road?
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