I'm not an experienced road warrior but will be heading from Cary NC to Dallas (and then on to Phx) in the next week....my big travel plan was to mapquest my departure address to where I'm staying in Dallas (yes, pretty desperately basic approach). I'm a little concerned that mapquests proposed (and only route) sends me along I20 which looks to be roughly Birmingham AL through Jackson Miss, then Shreveport LA before Dallas.
In light of the displaced coastal populations (and their need for gas etc) I'm a little worried that this may be a poor route given the post Katrina timing. Are there any folks out there who may know the conditions of I20 (hows the gas/pricing?) or if someone has a better suggestion (through Little Rock perhaps?)
thanks for any suggestions you may have, mb