Category Archives: Travel

Weekend Road Closures

Don’t get stuck in traffic this weekend.. plan ahead to avoid weekend closures. Thanks to DFW Connector for the heads up!

  • 8pm Friday-8pm Sunday – Full closure of SB SH-121 and EB I-635 at Bass Pro.
  • 8pm Friday-8pm Saturday – Full closure of NB SH-121 north of DFW Airport.

Grapevine Police working to clear major accident

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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.

There’s a new road hazard – it’s called driving in Dallas

Dallas Morning News Editorial

1561662415-NM_24Accident1It 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?

Read more from the Dallas Morning News…

SH 121 Closures this weekend


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 for full details.

It’s official: Southwest tickets to Hawaii are on sale and they’re remarkably cheap

By Dom DiFurio, Breaking Business News Reporter

southwest-airlinesDallas-based Southwest airlines has finally set dates for its initial flights in its long-anticipated Hawaii routes.

The first flights will take off on Mar. 17 and tickets are currently listed for as cheap as $49 one-way. Initially, travelers will have to fly Southwest out of Oakland, but the airline will open additional airport routes in the subsequent months, according to Southwest’s website built specifically for its Hawaii routes.

Read more from The Dallas Morning News…

Texas Troopers Ramp Up Enforcement Against Passing Stopped Police Cars



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.

Read more from Houston Public Media…

Grapevine to seek input on updated master thoroughfare plan


GCS-master-thoroughfareGrapevine 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.

Read more from Community Impact…


North Central Texas Council of Governments seeks input about transportation issues


Input from residents, local governments and private sector impacts decisions about transportation and air quality policies, programs and plans for North Texas. After all, these decisions determine how North Texans live and travel in the 12-county Dallas-Fort Worth region.

Input received is provided to the Regional Transportation Council. Comments or questions may be submitted on the specific items listed or other transportation and air quality topics.

Contact Us or Submit Comments and Questions
Phone: (817) 608-2365
Fax: (817) 640-3028
Mail: P.O. Box 5888, Arlington, Texas 76005

December Public Input: December 10 – January 8

For more information, click HERE.

Southlake City Council approves contracts for street improvement and construction projects


trafficSouthlake 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.

Read more from Community Impact…

TEXRail Officially Begins Service In Grapevine on Jan 5, 2019

Trinity-Metro-Logo__Vertical-WebIt’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 to learn more about this impactful project. View schedules at