Get around school zones: Take these alternate routes

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- School is back in session across many districts. If your usual route to work takes you through school zones, a simple detour could shave minutes off of your commute.

If you drive along Cypresswood to access the Hardy Toll Road, you'll likely pass through at least three school zones in front of Smith Elementary, Twin Creeks Middle, McNabb Elementary and several Montessori schools.

Instead, you can try using Louetta as an alternate route.

If you drive along San Felipe from the Westside to get to the Galleria area, you might be better off using Westheimer. You'll avoid school zones at Briar Grove Elementary School, the T.H. Rogers School and Tanglewood Middle School.

In League City, driving FM-518 will lead you through several school zones on your route to the Gulf Freeway at Clear Creek High School, League City Elementary and Clear Creek Intermediate. Use Highway 96 as an alternate route.

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