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I find I-10 faster because if we go anywhere near Del Rio I am required (by spouse) to go to Acuna for several hours.
I have made many runs from Houston on both the I 10 and I 10/US 90 routes. Typical trip is to leave Houston at about 9:00 PM and arrive in the Basin about 7:00 the next morning. I usually take 90 out of SA. This route is shorter than I 10 all the way and time wise very similar. I usually depart the Basin about 08:00 and arrive back in Houston about 18:00 coming back thru Ft Stockton and 1-10. Stops are limited to gas and watering the grass. Some have remarked that the deer are bad along 90, but comparing the number of roadkills on I 10 and 90, I'd say I 10 has far more deer, especially between Kerrville and Juction.I like the night run. Kind of peaceful. I usually take a nap in the daytime before the drive for about 6 or 7 hrs and am good for the red-eye run.Still have to be careful and alert regardless of which route you take
I'm trying to make the same decision re: when to leave/which way to go. I'm thinking 10, but I will be leaving for the bend @ about 2-3a.m., so maybe it doesn't matter which route I take... What is the night time speed limit on each road? 65 on 10, right? I have no idea what the limit is on 90, though. If they are about the same, it might make more sense to do 90 vs. 10 @ night. Any insight appreciated! I'm going this Friday morning, for reference! Can't wait!
I believe 90 is 65 at night
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