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Old 03-22-2019, 08:02 AM
 
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Hello Folks

Looking at Waze and Google Maps I get a variety of route options from Lubbock to Denton (North of Ft Worth)

I am looking for the "safest" as in big wide highways versus two-lane country roads.

Can anyone share their experience or give some feedback

Thank you...
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Old 03-25-2019, 10:58 AM
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Hello Folks

Looking at Waze and Google Maps I get a variety of route options from Lubbock to Denton (North of Ft Worth)

I am looking for the "safest" as in big wide highways versus two-lane country roads.

Can anyone share their experience or give some feedback

Thank you...

Despite the fact that U.S. 380 is a straight shot from nearby Post all the way to Denton, you've already decided not to take it after all, since a lot of that route will be two lanes.

Your best bet, since there is no interstate tying Lubbock with Wichita Falls, the best you're going to have to do is U.S. Highway 82 to the Falls from Lubbock, and then take U.S. 287 down to Decatur. Once there, you'll need to exit at U.S. 380 and cut across to Denton. Practically, eighty percent of that entire route is four lanes. There are a couple of stretches of 82 between a point 20 miles east of Dickens to around Guthrie, and then east of Guthrie to Seymour, that will be two lanes. The rest of your ride will be at least four lanes, as officials have spent the last few years improving 82. It won't be as bad and you might think.

Have a nice trip!
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:13 AM
 
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Dont let 2 lane hwys in west Texas scare you. There isnt much traffic. 114 is an excellent choice which we took many times. But, you need a reliable car with a full tank of gas. There isnt much between LBK and Wichita Falls.
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Old 02-16-2020, 12:06 AM
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US380 is a nice drive and much better than the alternatives. Plus it goes right through Denton. We take 380 through to New Mexico when we drive out west to NM, CO, AZ, NV and CA from our house since we live right of 380. We are driving to Meadow/Lubbock tomorrow and taking 380.
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