Wanna good deal on gas? East Fort Worth is the place to be. A 7-Eleven at East Lancaster Avenue and Beach Street is offering a gallon of regular unleaded at $3.58, and no less than seven other stores along East Lancaster are now selling gas for $3.59. That's according to twinbuick, a long-time contributor to fortworthgasprices.com ... Check for yourself.
Here's a video titled Gas Pump Blues. I made it in May, when we were all bummed about gas being $3.50 a gallon. Funny how good $3.50 looks now, huh?!?!
Major traffic alert if you're planning to pass through southeast Dallas County on your way to the Fort Worth area this afternoon: An 18-wheeler crash and fire has prompted emergency workers to shut down westbound I-20 at Texas 342 (Lancaster Road) in Lancaster. Traffic is being detoured on local roads to the I-20/I-35E interchange, but do yourself a favor and avoid the entire area. The Texas Department of Transportation hoped to reopen the lanes by 5 p.m.
Thinking about taking the bus somewhere Thursday? Take along two cans of food and you can ride anywhere in Tarrant County for free. Two cans of food will get you a local day pass, as part of the Fort Worth Transportation Authority's annual Ride For A Can event. A single can of food will buy you a one-way bus trip in Fort Worth or Richland Hills. Proceeds will benefit Tarrant Area Food Bank, which is in desperate need of supplies.
How it works: Cans may be redeemed on any T regular route bus, express bus or trolley. Cans may also be taken to the Intermodal Transportation Center at Ninth and Jones streets, or the T administrative offices at 1600 E. Lancaster Ave. in Fort Worth.
Note to train riders: Two cans of food will get you a local day pass, which also will get you a ride anywhere in Tarrant County on the Trinity Railway Express. But the offer doesn't extend to Dallas County, so if you're going that far east you'll need to buy a ticket. (Cans are not redeemable on board the Trinity Railway Express.)
Riders with disabilities: The promotion is not valid for Mobility Impaired Services (MITS)
Last year: The T collected more than 5,000 food items during its Ride For A Can drive.
Beginning Thursday evening, I-35W will be reduced to one lane in both directions at the FM 1187 bridge. The closure, which begins at 7 p.m., is necessary for workers to hang bridge beams, Texas Department of Transportation spokesman Val Lopez said. The work should be complete by 5 a.m. Friday.
Details: At 7 p.m. or shortly thereafter, northbound 35W will be reduced to one lane from McAlister Road to FM 1187. After the work in that area is complete, southbound 35W will be reduced from Garden Acres Drive to 1187.
Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes. Traffic will be stopped intermittently during the work.
Oh, and the McAlister Road bridge will be closed from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.