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Old 01-20-2014, 03:28 PM
 
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Right now, we live in far NE Fort Worth. We're looking to move to Grapevine for the amenities the city offers - the lake (we have a boat), hike and bike trails, and old main street.

We live in far NE FW - almost to Hurst. I work just west of Downtown Fort Worth. My commute is 20 minutes in the morning and 25-30 in the evening. Obviously, Grapevine is farther, but how much more will it be? I know someone who commuted from Grapevine to Downtown and she said it really wasn't that bad.

I know construction is bad through HEB, but it will be improving as time goes on. Is this a decent daily commute? I'd really like it to be under 45 minutes.

I once commuted from I30 and Hulen to 360 and 30. It wasn't a bad drive for me - is there any comparison?
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:43 PM
 
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I don't think it's really all that bad. Going west in the morning and east in the evening may bog down at points, especially through the area near NE Mall, but it's manageable. I had to go from west of downtown to Grapevine one evening last week and I think it took right around 45 minutes.
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Old 01-21-2014, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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My daily commute from south Grapevine to downtown Fort Worth takes 30 minutes. The key is to be on the road before 7:30. Coming home takes 45 minutes since I leave at 5 PM. Both ways, I go south on 121, west on 121/183, and south on 121 to downtown. I'm mostly going against traffic, which is a lot heavier heading the opposite direction. The only real bottleneck is in the afternoons near Northeast Mall.
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Old 01-21-2014, 06:52 AM
 
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look at the george bush turnpike all the way around ... now that it's completed it's made it a since to get from south to north
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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look at the george bush turnpike all the way around ... now that it's completed it's made it a since to get from south to north
Huh? PGBT doesn't come close to Grapevine or even enter Tarrant County.
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:47 AM
 
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ChristieP would know better than I would about that particular commute. But I can say that if you are planning on hitting 183 during rush hour, it may be worth it to get off at Industrial Blvd or Westpark in Euless and take one of those to 10 back to 121. I'm pretty sure they time the lights on 10 for the Bell Helicopter plant because I hit green light at almost every intersection when I go that way. I think under most circumstances 183 is faster but that 7:30 - 9:00 stretch is pretty brutal, especially where 121 merges with 183 and again where it merges with I820.
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:29 AM
 
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ChristieP would know better than I would about that particular commute. But I can say that if you are planning on hitting 183 during rush hour, it may be worth it to get off at Industrial Blvd or Westpark in Euless and take one of those to 10 back to 121. I'm pretty sure they time the lights on 10 for the Bell Helicopter plant because I hit green light at almost every intersection when I go that way. I think under most circumstances 183 is faster but that 7:30 - 9:00 stretch is pretty brutal, especially where 121 merges with 183 and again where it merges with I820.
Luckily, I'll plan to leave before 7:30. I like to be at work around 8am. Sometimes, I go to the gym before work, so I'll be driving 6:00am ish most days. And days I don't go in the mornings, I'll hit the gym after work, so I can delay my commute until 6:30ish in the evenings.

Any idea on when the project on 183/121 will be finished? I figure that will help that area out a lot once it is finished - or at least less of mess than what it is now.
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Bedford
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I believe it is on schedule to be complete in 2015. I would suspect the bulk of the work on the free lanes and the exit/entrance ramps will wrap up by the end of this year.
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:44 PM
 
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Luckily, I'll plan to leave before 7:30. I like to be at work around 8am. Sometimes, I go to the gym before work, so I'll be driving 6:00am ish most days. And days I don't go in the mornings, I'll hit the gym after work, so I can delay my commute until 6:30ish in the evenings.

Any idea on when the project on 183/121 will be finished? I figure that will help that area out a lot once it is finished - or at least less of mess than what it is now.
1. It's not a bad commute in general.

2. Driving at the times you mentioned makes it even easier.
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Old 01-21-2014, 04:46 PM
 
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Hearing people say that it really isn't that bad is quite refreshing. I love my job - I would have been so torn had I heard otherwise.
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