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Old 10-14-2018, 10:24 AM   #41
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Re: Texas routing help needed - please

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Be aware that the Sam Houston Tollroad on the south side of Houston is under construction and widening. This weekend it is completely closed at Cullen and traffic is being diverted onto the 2 lane feeder. What a freaking mess. If you can avoid the beltway then I would do so. They are also working on tieing in 288 to the beltway so that could be a mess as well.

My only other concern would be I-45 between Galveston and the South beltway. The last time we were there it was under major construction and traffic was a complete mess. Someone who knows that part of 45 can fill you in on the current mess of rebuilding 45.

Thanks. I did go to the Transtar pages and I don't see anything that would impact the tollroad that night other than some exit closures.
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Old 10-14-2018, 01:23 PM   #42
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Good feedback. Thanks. I'll have to check Waze as we're getting ready to leave the hotel and see if there are any hot spots going south that would cause me to decide to use the turnpike.

Of course, considering "rally luck" it will look clear and then just as soon as I pass the Turnpike there will be an accident ahead on the Expressway.

Waze is a good strategy. I used it almost every drive around the metroplex.

There is a southbound HOV lane you can use on Central. The start moves around a bit due to construction; looks like itís around Plano Parkway now. It runs to LBJ, where you take a ramp up and exit to the service drive, then renter the main lanes from the right just south of LBJ. It is a win if traffic is backed up in the mile or two prior to LBJ, but if traffic is moving it is best to stay in the left mainlane and motor on through.
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Old 10-14-2018, 02:04 PM   #43
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...everybody sleeps in a little bit at the end of the week...
...but not on Sunday afternoon.
I just rolled in from a NE Texas twisty loop. Bumper to bumper southbound 45 at 1:00 pm from about Legacy to... the Equator. No construction or accidents, just a lot of stupid.
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Old 10-14-2018, 05:53 PM   #44
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A bit late to inform you, but I-45 is under heavy construction from Dickinson to NASA Road 1 and you are guaranteed to stop several times in that 5 mile stretch - would probably take at least 30 minutes during Friday rush hours.
I don't anticipate being in that section until somewhere between 7 pm and 10 pm. According to TranStar they don't close down the lanes until 9 pm so hopefully I can get through before then.
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Old 10-14-2018, 08:49 PM   #45
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Posted two hours ago... ugh...

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Old 10-14-2018, 09:20 PM   #46
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Re: Texas routing help needed - please

from the Storm Prediction Center
https://www.spc.noaa.gov/

Day 4-8 Convective Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1213 AM CDT Sun Oct 14 2018

Valid 171200Z - 221200Z

...DISCUSSION...
The threat for severe thunderstorms is negligible across the CONUS
during the Wed/D4 to Sun/D8 period. High pressure and a cold front
will shunt a moist, unstable air mass largely offshore by Thu/D5,
the exception being FL with the threat of a few convective showers.
Some low-level moisture return will occur during the Fri/D6 to
Sun/D8 period across southeast TX eastward along the northern Gulf
Coast, but winds aloft will remain weak there with an upper high
centered over the Gulf of Mexico.

..Jewell.. 10/14/2018

I'll be here (Chicago) at work starting tomorrow night (11-7) thru Saturday morning. I'll watch the thread and try to keep the weather updated for you if you would like.
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:02 PM   #47
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Yes, please. I'll check the forum on Thursday to see what the latest is. Thanks
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:55 PM   #48
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I’ll be out back working on an ark...
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:38 AM   #49
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Oct is the 2nd wettest month in texas, Sept is #1.

Did you get that undercarriage thing taken care of on your Goldwing ? Hard to imagine alligators in the desert
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