Posted around 9:00am…
Grapevine Police are working a two-vehicle major accident on SH-121 N in Grapevine. The far right southbound lane of SH-121 and the exit to Texan Trail will be closed for 1-2 hours. Two people were transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Please use caution when driving in the area and expect delays as our traffic units investigate and clear the debris.
It only takes five minutes behind the wheel to figure out that Dallas drivers maneuver by their own rules of the road.
Do you consider a red light or four-way stop just a suggestion?
If an adjacent lane is coming to an end, do you speed up, close the gap, hit the horn and nearly push the other motorist into construction cones?
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North Gate Constructors will conduct drainage work across NB SH 121 this weekend from 8pm on Friday, 4/5 to 6am on Monday, 4/8. Visit DFWConnector.com for full details.
By HPM DIGITAL TEAM
The Texas Highway Patrol is increasing enforcement of a state law about passing stopped police cars and other special vehicles. (Photo: Texas Department of Public Safety)
Texas Troopers are increasing enforcement of a state law about passing stopped police cars and other special vehicles in Harris and other counties.
The law, commonly known as Move Over/Slow Down, was passed in 2003 and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) periodically focuses on its enforcement in different parts of the state.
The law requires motorists to move over or slow down when certain vehicles – including police, fire, EMS, Texas Department of Transportation vehicles and tow trucks – are stopped on the side of the road with emergency lights activated.
Specifically, the law states that a driver must vacate the lane closest to the applicable vehicles stopped on the side of the road if the roadway has multiple lanes traveling in the same direction.
The other option is to slow down to 20 mph below the speed limit. If the speed limit is below 25 mph, the driver must slow down to 5 mph.
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By Miranda Jaimes
Grapevine City Council unanimously agreed to table an update to the city’s master thoroughfare plan Feb. 5. Public Works Director Bryan Beck said at a Jan. 15 presentation to the council that the plan helps preserve the necessary right of way for future projects. The plan also identifies a network of roadways and dictates appropriate spacing, connectivity and cross sections throughout the city.
The city’s original master thoroughfare plan was adopted in 1968, according to meeting documents.
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Southlake City Council unanimously approved Dec. 4 three contracts providing for construction and engineering work for SH 114 frontage roads, the FM 1938 and Continental Boulevard intersection, and the Peytonville Avenue and Continental intersection.
SH 114 Frontage Roads:
City Council approved a $3 million local project advance funding agreement with Texas Department of Transportation for the construction of eastbound and westbound frontage roads along SH 114 between Dove Road and Kirkwood Boulevard.
The project will improve mobility as development grows in the surrounding area, according to the meeting agenda packet. Funding for this agreement was allocated as part of the current and previous year capital improvement program budgets.
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It’s Time to Train! We are so proud to be a part of Trinity Metro’s TEXRail project. This integral light rail system not only makes transportation a cinch, it also connects our communities. TEXRail is a new 27-mile commuter rail line that will extend from downtown Fort Worth, across northeast Tarrant County, through North Richland Hills and Grapevine, and into DFW International Airport’s Terminal B.
This line, which will begin service on January 5, 2019, is projected to serve more than 8,000 daily riders at nine stations by the end of the first year of operation. By 2035, nearly 14,000 riders are projected to ride the system. As a courtesy extended by Trinity Metro, everyone may ride the TEXRail route at no charge during the first two-weeks of operation.
Visit RideTrinityMetro.org/TEXRail to learn more about this impactful project. View schedules at RideTrinityMetro.org/TEXRail/Schedules/.
By: FOX4News.com Staff
Just days before the Thanksgiving travel season, North Texans are enjoying some of the lowest gas prices in a while.
The state average is currently $2.37 a gallon for regular unleaded, seven cents lower than last week. Drivers in the Dallas area will pay even less at $2.27 per gallon and $2.26 in Fort Worth.
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[Editor’s Update: We have seen gas prices well below $2.00/gallon since Thanksgiving. The lowest we have seen is at QuikTrip]