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Don’t Let Back to School Traffic Cause You Delays

Don’t Let Back to School Traffic Cause You Delays

Students will be heading back to school this month. Before the hustle and bustle begins, NTTA wants to remind drivers that school traffic also can impact your daily commute on toll roads.

Traffic patterns and peak travel times may change as drivers alter daily routines. Normal rush hour traffic may start a little sooner, as parents start their drives earlier to accommodate school zones, bus stops and lines of cars at schools. The usual off-peak travel times also may be a little more crowded because many area school districts stagger start times for different campuses.

Ongoing construction along the Dallas North Tollway could also impact your driving patterns. Crews are adding a fourth lane of traffic along the Tollway—northbound from Trinity Mills Road to the Sam Rayburn Tollway and southbound from the Sam Rayburn Tollway to the Belt Line Road exit. Crews also will make improvements to the pavement and lane markings and move light poles for safety. It’s important to observe the lowered speed limits on the Tollway through construction areas.

Construction is also ongoing throughout the center medians of the President George Bush Turnpike between Coit Road and the Tollway. Please note that trucks will be entering and exiting construction zones from the left shoulders, and drivers should be mindful of these vehicles.

You can learn about upcoming lane closures and construction on the Driving North Texas blog. If you like your information more social, be sure to follow us on Twitter to get updates as they happen.

As a reminder, always slow down, pay attention, be patient and plan ahead when driving through construction zones.