Heavy traffic expected on I-35 for Texas-Oklahoma game
Oct. 15, 2009
AUSTIN, Texas -- As thousands of football fans converge on north Texas this weekend for the biggest rivalry game in Texas and Oklahoma, transportation officials urge motorists to use caution because of the heavy traffic expected.
"The Texas-Oklahoma game will no doubt cause increases to the traffic volume on Texas' "Main Street" -- Interstate 35 -- between San Antonio and Norman, Oklahoma," said Amadeo Saenz, TxDOT Executive Director. "So safety should be a top priority for all motorists traveling in the area."
Motorists can ease the trip by doing a couple of things:
TxDOT plans no lane closures between Austin and Oklahoma. But crowded roadways both north and south of Dallas will call for patience from motorists.
There will only be one lane closure project in effect along I-35 in Texas. But it is not expected to impact traffic to Dallas. In San Antonio I-35 main lanes will be closed for the entire weekend in both directions from New Braunfels Avenue to AT&T Parkway in order to demolish the remaining bridge at Walters Street. Frontage roads will be open in this area.
Motorists traveling from the north may experience some delays in Oklahoma:
Additional information is available online for Oklahoma traffic advisories (http://www.okladot.state.ok.us/) and Texas road conditions (http://www.txdot.gov/).