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Old 07-21-2010, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Richmond, MO
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Have an interview in Tucson can't afford airfare so it's a roadtrip. Am debating hwy 54
Would appreciate any help on planning the route.
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:43 AM
 
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Yes the most direct route is I-35 to 40 to 25 to 10.
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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No, US-54 all the way. Very fast, little traffic. If you take I-35, you'll drive for three hours (Wichita to Ok City) without getting any closer to Tucson.

But you don't need the absolute fastest way right to the minute, you need a reasonably fast way that offers decent driving conditions and access to convenience stops. Keep in mind that there will certainly be some construction on the interstates, and those can slow you down plenty. So choose the kind of driving that you feel most comfortable doing, and whichever of several options will all get you there within an hour or two of the same time.
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Richmond, MO
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Thanks for advice going 54 to Alamogord then 70 to Las Cruces and on into Tucson
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:40 AM
 
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Thanks for advice going 54 to Alamogord then 70 to Las Cruces and on into Tucson
If you can, get into Arizona during the day. Stop in Texas Canyon (it's just a scenic pullout) and take some pictures of the big boulders. When you're driving through New Mexico on I-10, you will see construction; I doubt they've finished the miles and miles they were working on when we were last through there. Also be careful of the Safety Corridors, or you will get an ugly ticket.

Let's see, what else. Oh, yes. We noticed a lot of police on the highway in Arizona, so be careful of your speed.

Good luck, and hope you have a good time in Tucson! It's a beautiful city, and we love it here.
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Thanks for advice going 54 to Alamogord then 70 to Las Cruces and on into Tucson

Don't go all the way down to Las Cruces. Get off at Hatch, NM (about 40 miles north of LC) and take NM Rt. 26 down to Lordsburg. You'll save about an hour. It's a good two-lane road with very little traffic.

You could also take US-54 from Santa Rosa, NM on I-40 down to Alamagordo, then US-70 to Las Cruces. It's all two lane, not very heavily traveled and it goes through some beautifully desolate areas, but you'd save nearly 100 miles over going via the interstate.
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