AUSTIN – As spring weather draws more motorcyclists onto roadways the risk of fatalities increases. Last year 417 motorcyclists died on Texas roadways, an average of more than one fatality a day. It’s a number the Texas Department of Transportation is working to reduce by asking motorists to be extra vigilant.
TxDOT is launching “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” – a campaign supporting National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May. “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” urges drivers to be extra cautious, since motorcyclists are more difficult to see while on the road and are less protected than other motorists.TxDOT is urging motorists to:
• Look twice for motorcycles, especially at intersections.• Always assume motorcycles are closer than they appear to be, and avoid turning in front of an oncoming motorcycle.• Use turn signals and check blind spots before changing lanes.• Always maintain a safe following distance. • Give motorcyclists a full lane, especially when passing.• Obey posted speed limits.
NORTH DALLAS – EB BUSH Turnpike Service Road between Frankford Road & Marsh Lane, and Rosemeade Parkway & Midway – all lanes closed on the service road from 8 pm, Monday 4/29 to 5 am Tuesday, 4/30.
CARROLLTON – WB BUSH Turnpike between Old Denton Road and Dickerson Parkway two various lanes will be closed overnight from 10 p.m. Tuesday, 4/30 to 5 a.m. Wednesday, 5/1.
A minimum of one lane will remain open to traffic.
DALLAS - SB Dallas North Tollway right lane between Harvest Hill Road and Lemmon Avenue – the right lane will be closed nightly from 8 pm Sunday, 4/28 through 5 am Friday, 5/3.
Various SB entrance and exit ramps between Harvest Hill Road and Lemmon Avenue will be closed nightly from 8 pm to 5 am. Only one entrance and exit ramp will be closed at a time.
GRAPEVINE - NB FM 2499 at 635/121 – All lanes closed starting at 8 pm on Monday, 4/22 through 6 am on Tuesday, 4/30.
Associated Closures:• NB 121 off-ramp to FM 2499, detour to Freeport Pkwy.• WB 635 off-ramp to NB 121/FM 2499, detour to Bass Pro Dr.
FRISCO - The following NIGHTLY closures are needed for construction activities associated with the SRT Fourth Lane Project.All lanes of Hillcrest Road/Rasor Boulevard, including the U-turns, between north- and southbound SH 121 (the SRT frontage road) will be closed nightly from 9 pm to 5 am through the morning of May 3.Northbound Hillcrest Road detour: Motorists will turn right onto SH 121 and make a U-turn at Coit Road. Motorists will then continue west to Hillcrest Road where they will turn right.Southbound Rasor Boulevard detour: Motorists will turn right onto SH 121 and make a U-turn at Preston Road. Motorists will then continue east to Rasor Boulevard where they will turn right.All lanes of Coit Road, including the U-turns, between NB & SB 121 (the SRT frontage road) will be closed nightly from 9 pm Thursday, 4/25 to 5 am Saturday, 5/11.
DALLAS – As part of the S.M. Wright project at US 175 and I-45, TxDOT has closed the NB I-45 exit to Pennsylvania Avenue/MLK Boulevard for approximately six to nine months in order to reconstruct the exit ramp to Pennsylvania Avenue.