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Old 02-03-2010, 09:07 AM
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I would think that until he cleared the Grapevine interchange there would really be almost as much traffic going west as east--
I worked in Irving at one time and used 114 and there was just as much traffic coming out of Dallas as there was coming in...
Loop 635 is just as crowded e/w the times I have been on it in afternoon or mornings coming from the Mid-Cities--
Maybe once he is past Grapevine on 114 west --but then you pick up traffic using that to go to I35 or 377 up into Denton (the UNT commuters and there are quite a few of those)...
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:13 PM
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Originally Posted by JSmith799 View Post
So can someone give me a rough estimate of this 'reverse commute?' I also have the flexibility of working off hours 7am-3pm to help fight some traffic.


I would estimate 45 minutes from uptown to west Southlake with minimal traffic.
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:37 PM
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I'm wanting to do the exact same thing and I know what you mean about wanting to be in the urban, young area. Grapevine is cool, but I live around there now and trust me - not the same as uptown. Not even close. I have made the 8AM drive to Southlake from uptown once, about a year ago. It took about 30 minutes and was pretty smooth. I was lucky to not hit a wreck and the construction wasn't as bad then. I would look for something on the northwest side of uptown. If you're coming from McKinney Ave area, its so much quicker to take Maple to Oak Lawn to 35. Let me know if you figure this out! I'm looking to move in about 6 months and I'm nervous about that drive!
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:40 AM
Location: Kaufman County, Texas
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The big difference between a year ago and now is the DFW Connector construction. A year ago, the construction was just getting started, and now, it is fully involved and will remain that way until at least 2013. DFW Connector Highway Construction Project by Northgate Constructors
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:33 PM
Location: Chicago
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The problem with uptown is the construction. 114 has been a headache and will continue to be a headache for quite some time. Reverse commute rules don't apply here. On a clear, weekend day driving at normal speeds its a pretty easy 35 minute drive from uptown to West Southlake. With the traffic though, I'd guess you would want to throw at least another 40 minutes to 1 hour on top of that.

Downtown Fort Worth isn't as dense as Dallas, but it's plenty urban and not cookie cutter at all. West 7th is a little more yuppieish and "uptown" feeling since you said that is your thing. Honestly, I'd probably look there. I'd be surprised if it took more than 40 minutes to get from central Fort Worth to Southlake. You could get there in less than an hour without ever touching a freeway.

EDIT: Didn't see the date on the OP or the new question asked on page 2. My bad. Is Fort Worth not an option for you, W10? If you can handle it until the construction ends, it might not be so bad from uptown. It's probably a fairly rough commute until then.
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:27 PM
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the problem is that the OP started the thread in 2010 and someone reopened it like the person was still wanting commuting info after a year--
again a first-time poster
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