There will be fireworks at Panther Island Pavilion, movies at the Coyote Drive-In, a baseball game at LaGrave Field and all kinds of partying at Sundance Square. That's a lot of fun packed into just a couple of square miles!
As a result, police are planning to make some pretty major traffic changes, beginning Friday afternoon. (Independence Day falls on a Friday this year, meaning the Fourth of July celebrations across the Metroplex should be extra festive.)
Here's a quick rundown of information you may need to know:
Still not sure about which route to take? Check out the FWPD's Fourth of July Traffic Plan page.
Roughly 143,000 people are expected to attend the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Country Club this week in Fort Worth. To deal with the traffic, club officials and Fort Worth police have blocked off 10 adjoining streets - and some motorists and residents are thrown off by the new traffic plan.
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@gdickson Ladies and gentlemen, fire up those barbecues! Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and Star-Telegram aviation writer Andrea Ahles and I are talkin' 'bout summer travel in the latest edition of our Air, Land & Sea podcast. Anyone for a road trip? ;-)
The Chisholm Trail Parkway, a 28-mile toll road from Interstate 30 near downtown Fort Worth to U.S. 67 in Cleburne, is up and running.
Also check out this interactive map.
But while humans are welcome to check out Chisholm Trail Parkway and spend their money on tolls - $4.91 each way if you have a TollTag, cattle aren't welcome, as you'll see in this story.
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It seemed perhaps an unlikely match when the North Texas Tollway Authority set up a booth at this year's Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. But as it turns out, the Plano-based agency sold more than a few TollTags to the farm and ranch crowd. The main draw is apparently Chisholm Trail Parkway, a 28-mile toll road connecting Fort Worth to Cleburne that is scheduled to open in May.
Thanks to everyone who took part in our Twitter chat today. Let's do it again soon. My colleague, @maricare, Storified the chat, and if you'd like to see her work go here.
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Join us Tuesday, Feb. 25, from noon to 1 p.m., when Star-Telegram transportation writer Gordon Dickson will take over the Star-Telegram's Twitter feed to discuss the hot topics that involve your commute.
Here are the details:
When: Noon to 1 p.m. CST, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014
Topic: Join Star-Telegram transportation writer Gordon Dickson --@gdickson -- for a conversation on #DFWtraffic. Ask questions and get answers on what's making you honkin' mad.
Host: Star-Telegram: @startelegram
Moderator: Maricar Estrella, Deputy Managing Editor/Community Engagement: @maricare
Can’t make the chat? Comment below with your questions or go to the Star-Telegram Facebook page from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Feb. 25 to join the Facebook discussion.
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Retirees in a small southwest Tarrant County enclave will be offered TollTags for up to three years, to offset the inconvenience of a neighborhood road closure that officials say was necessary for construction of Chisholm Trail Parkway toll road. Although Fort Worth-area officials support the unusual proposal, officials in other parts of Dallas Fort Worth saying giving away TollTags sets a dangerous precedent.
Updated at 4:30 p.m. I just got off the phone with North Texas Tollway Authority spokesman Michael Rey. He says that, because of the extremely cold weather in the forecast, the agency has decided to postpone tonight's plan to shut down the I-20 main lanes for Chisholm Trail Parkway construction.
The I-20 closure likely will happen later this week, but NTTA officials aren't ready to say precisely what day the work will begin until they get a better look at the weather forecast. So stay tuned ...
Sorry if this post created any confusion for motorists. So just to recap, if you were planning to drive on I-20 tonight in south Fort Worth, you can proceed without worrying about a work zone closure. But the lanes are still pretty narrow and orange barrels and barricades are everywhere - so be careful ;-)
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Traveling on Interstate 20 after hours in south Fort Worth could be a bit of a headache for motorists over the next several days.
Westbound I-20 will be shut down 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly Monday through Wednesday, between Hulen Street and Bryant Irvin Road. The closure is part of the ongoing construction of Chisholm Trail Parkway, a new 28-mile toll road connecting downtown Fort Worth to Cleburne that cuts diagonally across I-20.
Also, in that same area, eastbound I-20 will be closed nightly Wednesday through Saturday.
For local traffic, westbound motorists will be directed to take Texas 183 to Bryant Irvin Road then travel south to access I-20 on the other side of construction. Also, eastbound motorists can exit Bryant Irvin Road and take the I-20 frontage road through the work zone.
For regional pass-through traffic, North Texas Tollway Authority officials - who are overseeing the construction of the $1 billion toll road - recommend motorists use I-35W and I-30 to steer clear of the work zone.
Chisholm Trail Parkway is scheduled to be complete in roughly late June.
For more information visit NTTA online 817 207-0814.