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View Poll Results: Texas City/Metro With Best Highways/Streets
Houston 23 36.51%
Dallas 12 19.05%
San Antonio 21 33.33%
Austin 5 7.94%
Fort Worth 4 6.35%
El Paso 2 3.17%
Corpus Christi 2 3.17%
Laredo 2 3.17%
Lubbock 7 11.11%
Amarillo 1 1.59%
Midland 2 3.17%
Odessa 1 1.59%
Killeen 1 1.59%
Beaumont 2 3.17%
Waco 1 1.59%
Longview 1 1.59%
Tyler 4 6.35%
Bryan 1 1.59%
College Station 1 1.59%
Brownsville 2 3.17%
Mc Allen 3 4.76%
Harlingen 2 3.17%
San Angelo 2 3.17%
Texarkana 3 4.76%
Abilene 1 1.59%
Sherman 1 1.59%
Other 3 4.76%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 63. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-27-2011, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Texarkana
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What Texas city/metro do you think has the best highways/roads in the state? Also what makes the city you chose the best? I went with Houston. I love the relationship the freeway has with the frontage road and how you can use the frontage roads when traffic on the freeway gets too much. Plus they are so wide. Love the city streets as well only complaint is some streets are a bit bumpy.
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:00 PM
 
Location: classified
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I voted for San Antonio because of the excellent freeway network for a city it's size and the fact that it is the only major city in Texas that so far did not follow the "toll road" trend.
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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San Antonio for its size is built to handle way more than it has, and for that it gets my vote. Along with that they have a very modern and efficient system, truly one of the best in the country. Houston much like San Antonio except a little bit less so, in my opinion. Also many people sleep on El Paso but it can easily make a case for being in the Top 3 also, and in my opinion it is too.

Dallas has a great network but for them to maintain it is harder with their weather situation from winter, which is why they drop off from San Antonio, El Paso, & Houston in my opinion. But nevertheless, they have a great network too and probably one of the top best in the entire country.

The worst is Austin, absolutely poorly designed networks, above national average in congestions especially relative for its size.
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Abilene, Texas
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I voted for San Antonio because of the excellent freeway network for a city it's size and the fact that it is the only major city in Texas that so far did not follow the "toll road" trend.
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San Antonio for its size is built to handle way more than it has, and for that it gets my vote. Along with that they have a very modern and efficient system, truly one of the best in the country.
I agree, I also voted for San Antonio for the same reasons you both stated above. I would say that Houston is a close second, as far as the freeways are concerned anyway.
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I need to visit SA more often. The roads here in DFW area ok. But there are some major bottleknecks here and there. I voted for San Antonio simply because of the responses. It has to be pretty good.
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:33 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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I voted for San Antonio because of the excellent freeway network for a city it's size and the fact that it is the only major city in Texas that so far did not follow the "toll road" trend.
Yet at least... Toll roads are now planned for SA. San Antonio does have an excellent freeway system for its size, due to all the Texas tourists that visit.
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:35 PM
 
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Once the new freeway is finished to I-27, Lubbock should rank up there.
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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I know it's smallish compared to the major cities, but my vote went to Lubbock.

it's so easy to get from one part of town to another because of it's highways.
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:28 PM
 
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I live in Midland and i like our freeway network.....we have I-20,Loop 250 and SH 191.I drive on 250 a lot.i dont really have much experience with the big cities so i cant say....Lubbock has my favorite loop because its a full circle
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Don't know who is the best, but I'm pretty sure the two worst cities are Fort Worth and Austin.
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