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Additional Truck Lane Restrictions to Be Presented for Public Comment

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Additional Truck Lane Restrictions to Be Presented for Public Comment

Proposed changes along North Texas highway sections could improve traffic operations


Aug. 7, 2009 (Arlington, Texas) – Transportation planners identified several highway corridors in Dallas, Ellis, Kaufman and Tarrant counties where safety, mobility and air quality would benefit from prohibiting trucks with three or more axles from using the left lane, except when passing.


The proposed truck lane restrictions along IH 20, IH 30, IH 45, and IH 820 will be presented for public comment at hearings Aug. 10-12. Restrictions have been in place along sections of IH 20 in Dallas County and IH 30 in Tarrant County since November 2005.


Based on traffic studies, truck lane restrictions have been shown to improve mobility, safety, and air quality. The restrictions are included in the region’s long-term multimodal transportation plan approved by the Regional Transportation Council (RTC).


The North Central Texas Council of Governments Transportation Department and RTC coordinated with the Texas Department of Transportation Dallas and Fort Worth districts, which initiated the study process leading to the recommendations and public hearings.


Proposed truck lane restriction expansion details:




IH 20

Dallas, Kaufman and Tarrant

From U.S. 377 in Fort Worth to FM 740 in Mesquite

IH 30


From Dale Lane in Fort Worth to FM 157 in Arlington

IH 45

Dallas and Ellis

From IH 30 in Dallas to FM 3413 in Ennis

IH 820


From Westpoint Boulevard in Fort Worth to IH 20 in Fort Worth

Public hearing details:

Monday, Aug. 10
6:30 p.m.

Ennis High School

2301 Ensign Road

Ennis, TX 75119

Tuesday, Aug. 11
6:30 p.m.

Fort Worth Intermodal
Transportation Center

1001 Jones St.

Fort Worth, TX 76102

Wednesday, Aug. 12
6:30 p.m.

Lancaster City Hall

211 N. Henry St.

Lancaster, Texas 75146


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