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Old 04-25-2021, 07:36 PM  
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US 54 - Wichita to Tucumcari

Anyone traveled this section of US 54?

Driving from PHX to STL later this week and looking to mix up the route. Tired of the I-40/I-44 route.

What's the speed limit? A lot of stop and go in small towns?
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Old 04-25-2021, 07:40 PM   #2
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I did that drive once like that many years ago and it seemed like it took forever to get through Kansas with all the stoplights.
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Old 04-25-2021, 07:43 PM   #3
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I did that drive once like that many years ago and it seemed like it took forever to get through Kansas with all the stoplights.
Dammit, that's what I was afraid of.

If anyone has done this recently, I'd appreciate some input. I'm hoping they've modernized things a bit.

If it's one lane each direction and constantly stopping in little towns, I'm out.
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Old 04-25-2021, 07:49 PM   #4
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Dammit, that's what I was afraid of.

If anyone has done this recently, I'd appreciate some input. I'm hoping they've modernized things a bit.

If it's one lane each direction and constantly stopping in little towns, I'm out.
It was 95 when I did that drive, so I have no idea if itís still that way. But it was definitely a lot of one lane roads and driving through small towns back then.
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Old 04-25-2021, 07:50 PM   #5
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Don't take the 54.

I've done the drive from KC to Los Angeles dozens and dozens of times and it's way easier and more relaxing to take I-35 South to the 40 West.

The 54 is a two lane road, which is awful after dark, and you're slowing down and speeding up constantly due to all of the small towns. And if you get stuck behind a tractor, forget it. You've just added an hour to your trip.

I drove back to KC for the 2019 holidays and I-40 to I-35 was a breeze. The speed limit was mostly 75 MPH which for me, was plenty fast enough. I set my cruise at 75 and just enjoyed the drive.

Travel safe and have fun!
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Old 04-25-2021, 07:55 PM   #6
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I like going that way. IIRC, the one slowdown is the small section of Oklahoma that's only 65, but the rest of it is 70+.

There's Liberal and some other small towns where it slows down, but it wasn't bad, IMO. I think hitting some of those small towns is mentally more pleasing than that stretch from Tucumcari to Amarillo to Oklahoma City, where there's just nothing forever. It actually seems like you're making progress, even if there's a few minutes of slowing down through town.

I was pleasantly surprised by some large sections of it with 2 lanes both ways, too, and it's a pretty quiet drive anyway.

I've also heard I-25 from Albuquerque is a nice drive, but haven't tried it myself.
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Old 04-25-2021, 08:04 PM   #7
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Can’t remember exactly the route I took last summer when I drove 2x from AZ to KC for our move but I know I stayed in Tucumcari the first time. Man, pass on that place. It was really kinda sad. Looked like a happening spot on Route 66 decades ago that was on it’s last legs.
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Old 04-25-2021, 08:19 PM   #8
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Anyone traveled this section of US 54?

Driving from PHX to STL later this week and looking to mix up the route. Tired of the I-40/I-44 route.

What's the speed limit? A lot of stop and go in small towns?
Did you promise to stop at Ground Control?
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Old 04-25-2021, 08:22 PM   #9
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All I know is that in that part of NM and TX you're required to raise your index finger off the wheel as a greeting to every driver coming the other way. Just the one finger, or otherwise you're a n00b.
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Old 04-25-2021, 08:53 PM   #10
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We took it 3 years ago from US 77 to Tucumcari. It's a nice drive but it's no interstate, there are some passing lanes that work well if the dumbass in front of you will speed up and pass instead of cruising beside the slower car. (We stopped in Greensburg and toured the Big Well and stopped in Meade and checked out the Dalton Hideout.) I did get pulled over by an OK state trooper who I drove up behind in a rapid fashion. He told me the speed limit was 55 in OK and it was only 34 miles. From Texas to Tucumcari is awful if you get behind some semis due to the hills and inability to pass due to sight limitations. Still a food route if you're not in a hurry.
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Old 04-25-2021, 09:01 PM   #11
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I have take this route countless times to KC. I only use it when stopping in Dodge City.
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I did that drive once like that many years ago and it seemed like it took forever to get through Kansas with all the stoplights.
Yeah but to be fair it feels like forever to get thru Kansas on the interstate too.
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Old 04-25-2021, 09:12 PM   #13
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I understand the allure of it. After years of driving between Missouri and Illinois I finally decided to give US Highway 34 a shot. On the map it looks like the most direct route and my home is only a couple of miles from it. Well, that was a ****ing mistake. Seemed like there were a hundred little bumble**** towns along the way with stop signs, stop lights, low speed limits and slow traffic on a mostly two lane road. Added at least a very annoying hour to the trip. Thought perhaps there'd be some interesting scenery. There wasn't. One part of central Illinois is pretty much as bland and unremarkable as any other part of central Illinois. And Illinois is the Garden of Eden compared to most of Kansas.

My advice - take the interstate.
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Canít remember exactly the route I took last summer when I drove 2x from AZ to KC for our move but I know I stayed in Tucumcari the first time. Man, pass on that place. It was really kinda sad. Looked like a happening spot on Route 66 decades ago that was on itís last legs.
That's pretty much every NM town on I-40 besides ABQ, in my experience.

Grants, Santa Rosa, Tucumcari - all 1-2 hotels and a truck stop.
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