Originally Posted by ranchhand1024
Don't be tempted to go into Tampico. Take the bypass.
The bypass is good however it's very rough, so expect to go very slow. Also seems like all semi-trailers use this bypass, which probably explains the bad condition of the road. The bypass should take you 30-45 minutes to get through.
Then you hit the wandering mountain roads which are also full of big potholes.
I found the road segment between Tampico & Veracruz is the one I had to be the most alert in regards to road hazards.