Category Archives: Travel

No More Peanuts on Southwest Flights

peanutsPeanuts often come to mind as the quintessential airplane snack. But no more, Southwest Airlines announced.

The Dallas-based airline is ending the tradition on all flights beginning August 1, citing the need to keep passengers with peanut allergies safe.

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Dallas to Austin in 19 Minutes? Hyperloop Seen as Viable

Screen Shot 2018-07-12 at 9.30.45 PMLocal officials are studying a new transportation system that could create the fastest ground travel method in the state. Imagine riding from Dallas to Austin in 19 minutes.

A regional government body that represents the interests of dozens of cities in North Texas will announce its plan Wednesday to conduct an environmental impact study of the proposed Texas Hyperloop One project.

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Full lane closure scheduled at Brumlow Avenue, July 6-21

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Beginning Friday, July 6, Brumlow Avenue in Southlake is planned to be fully closed to traffic.

TexRail’s construction team will be implementing a full lane closure for the construction and installation of a rail crossing, and utility and paving improvements near the intersection of Hwy. 26.

The road is expected to remain closed through July 21 due to the construction.

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Grapevine traffic and closures notice for July 4 activities

36478216_2013783405299809_6139097086055940096_oAs you plan your trip to see the 36th Annual July 4th Fireworks show over Lake Grapevine, we want to alert you to some of the details regarding park closures and traffic information. Before the show begins at 9:30pm, the following areas will close:

  • Fairway Drive – between SH-26 and Lakeside Village Blvd in Flower Mound will be closed from 9pm, through the fireworks show, and until all vehicles have exited the park
  • Entrances to Oak Grove Park – closed when full or by 9pm
  • Entrances to all other parks – closed when full or 9:15

Once the fireworks show is over, all traffic will be directed out of the parks. Drivers will not be allowed to drive into park areas. Motorists will also have to follow specific traffic patterns after the event which will be marked with cones.

Click on the link below to see more on the best viewing locations, rules for the event, and where to download music to go along with the show: https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/ev…/july-fourth-fireworks/.

Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!

Ramp from NB 121 to EB I-635 CLOSED

Major accident on the ramp from NB SH-121 to EB I-635.  18-wheeler overturned, driver trapped inside. The ramp is expected to stay CLOSED through the morning rush. Drivers must stay on SH-121. Plan alternate route immediately, this will create serious delays.

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Gary Fickes named chair of Regional Transportation Council

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Fickes will lead the RTC during the Texas Legislature’s 86th session, which begins in January.

Fickes has been a primary member of the RTC since 2010, according to a news release from the North Central Texas Council of Governments, a voluntary group of municipal governments in North Central Texas that coordinates to advance the priorities of the region.

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All lanes reopened at US 75, I-635 after overturned tanker caused gridlock yesterday

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WFAA – All Central Expressway and I-635 lanes have reopened after a tanker crash spurred massive traffic in Dallas throughout the morning and afternoon Thursday.

However, the US 75 southbound ramp to I-635 remained closed as crews continue work to clear the scene.

Dallas Fire-Rescue was first called to the scene at the High Five at about 4:20 a.m., according to Jason Evans, a spokesman with the fire department. Evans said the truck was carrying “a resin commonly used in the production of plastics.”

The tanker was traveling southbound on the Central Expressway ramp to I-635 when the driver lost control and it tipped over onto a retaining wall.

“Unfortunately, the tank was in a position that could compromise its integrity if moved, so TxDOT had a company come out to off-load the resin prior to any efforts being made to upright and tow the truck away,” the Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman said.

No one was reported injured in the crash “but a small amount of resin did leak onto the ground below,” Evans said. The resin is flammable, which led to the closures as Hazmat cleaned the scene.

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