Best route from Victoria, Tx to Hope, Ar without going through Houston

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by kemosabi49, Jun 16, 2022.

  1. CAXPT

    CAXPT Road Train Member

    Feb 10, 2008
    You've been given a bunch of good routes, here's another copied from Google Map:

    Take US-77 N, US-79 N, State Hwy 155 N, US-59 N and I-30 E to US-278 E/N Hervey St in Hope. Take exit 30 from I-30 E
    7 hr 44 min (446 mi)​

    This should help your time also...of course, this is all based on no interfering traffic. :)
    It's the same as drvtech77, but with numbers. :)
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2022
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  3. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

    Dec 20, 2019
    Marion Texas
    We used to run from the Anderson Ranch or King Ranch up through Victoria on 77 for a stop in LaGrange then hit 79 in Rockdale to 69 in Jacksonville on up to Tyler for a stop. Then go down Interstate 20 east to 59N to go on up to the Texarkana corner. That was a long time ago in the double nickel days. Lol!
  4. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    Florida Panhandle
    Just bite the bullet and hit Houston after 9pm.
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  5. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    That's exactly what I'd do. Good call, @Dennixx .

    Be paying attention to the signs in Henderson, "the star" is a tricky intersection. Wouldn't surprise me if it used to be a traffic circle once upon a time.
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  6. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

    Feb 13, 2010
    twin cities
    Don't know what route was taken but this is a under 10 hr route even primarily 2 lane
  7. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

    HillbillyDeluxeTruck Road Train Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    San Antone
    Sorry I missed this.

    Looks like a couple good routes got posted. Personally I'd probably bite the bullet and run right up 59 through Houston and keep on going N till I hit Texarkana. Then I'd jump off at exit 18, go under 30 and go right on 67 and take that right into Hope.
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  8. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Jan 13, 2013
    SW Arkansas
    I ended up going to Houston, took Beltway 8 tollway, then straight up 59 to Texarkana. @HillbillyDeluxeTruck, I would have got off at exit 18 and run around the scale, but I would have ran out of time. Made it to my terminal with 3 minutes left on the clock.
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