My husband and I will be making our third annual roadtrip from Massachusetts to Tucson in early October. We like to vary our route each time and this year we will start by heading down to Pensacola to visit family. From there, we will head west on I-10, but want to cross a lot of Texas on US 90/90Alt, which we will pick up west of Houston, around the Gonzales area.
I'm looking for your thoughts on how best to avoid traffic congestion through Houston. Would highway 8, a toll road south of the city, avoid the worst of the congestion? It connects with 90Alt earlier than we planned to pick up that route, but we would take it if it would actually be faster. Thanks.