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Old 02-24-2008, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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Ok, so I'm driving up to 290 and Highway 6 to Fraziers, to get all the new pliths and urns for the garden. I'm uber excited and and the weather is gorgeous. Sunroof open, radio blarring.

290 was packed, maximum speed of 60 mph with tightly packed cars all the way to Highway 6. It was amazing. And what a buzz kill...well sorta untill I got to Fraziers.

I did pass Fairfield, I could see rows and rows of houses. Where are the trees? I thought Cypress was famous for having trees.
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Old 02-24-2008, 05:32 PM
 
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I think Highway 6 around 290 might have the worst traffic in the metro area.
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Old 02-24-2008, 05:42 PM
 
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Hwy 6 and 290 is probably not much worse or no worse than Hwy 59 and Hwy 6, or I-10 many streets.

Fairfield area does not have many trees. That far out on 290 north of it (Fairfield), and south of 290 in Cypress area (Cypress Creek Lakes, Copper Lakes, Riata Ranch, Stone Gate to name a few) don't have many trees - that is prairie land with some trees here and there, mainly along creeks (like Bridgeland). But there are tons of square miles in Cypress with lots of trees along Spring Cypress from 290 to 249, along Telge heading towards Tomball, Jarvis, Grant, Louetta, parts of Jones, Cypresswood, to name a few of the roads. Many neighborhoods: Longwood, Coles Crossing, Stable Gate, Lakewood Forest, Champion Forest, Lakewood Grove, Tower Oaks, Tuscany, (just to name a few) in the Cypress area have lots and lots of tall trees.
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Old 02-24-2008, 06:38 PM
 
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290 is the worst on weekday rushour, it's not usually bad on the weekends.

NJ's correct, you can't see these neighborhoods from the freeways, you have to drive a couple miles. The wooded half of Cypress lies in the area between Hwy 249 and Hwy 290.

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Old 02-24-2008, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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It must be one of those weekends where alot of students from TU and A&M went home for the weekend. Then, knowing they had a test to cram for on monday and they all were driving and speeding to get back on 290/6 !
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:11 AM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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Ok, so I'm driving up to 290 and Highway 6 to Fraziers, to get all the new pliths and urns for the garden. I'm uber excited and and the weather is gorgeous. Sunroof open, radio blarring.

290 was packed, maximum speed of 60 mph with tightly packed cars all the way to Highway 6. It was amazing. And what a buzz kill...well sorta untill I got to Fraziers.

I did pass Fairfield, I could see rows and rows of houses. Where are the trees? I thought Cypress was famous for having trees.
Fairfield is where the coastal prairie takes over. Probably only see trees around waterways (at least in a natural setting). It is not really a part of the Cypress area IMO. I remember all the big farms and ranches that once comprised that area.
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:00 PM
 
Location: FL/TX Coasts
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I always check the traffic on 290 before riding it!

Houston TranStar Real-Time Traffic Map
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Old 02-26-2008, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Groveland, FL
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I think 290 is starting to rival the Katy Freeway for being bad. I try to avoid driving on either one.
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Houston
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290 is not usually a problem at all on weekends. I live at 290 and Barker-Cypress and have not been in traffic once in the last 4 months on a weekend. Now, for me to get to 610 on 290 on a Monday morning... that little stretch takes about an hour.
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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eh, I-10 was slow before construction, but nothing like 290 is today. After construction it's going to be really nice. Except when you get to 610 and it narrows down to two lanes. DumDumDum.
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