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Avoid traffic snarls during Spring Break week

Posted March 11, 2016

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During Spring Break, Fort Worth’s cultural attractions will be popular destinations for parents and kids dealing with cabin fever.

Here are tips for avoiding tangled traffic near the attractions:

Be patient when traveling near the zoo

Traffic surrounding the Fort Worth Zoo is always a challenge during Spring Break. Traffic will likely be heaviest during the middle of the day — and particularly on Wednesday, March 16, half-price day at the zoo. Visitors will be able to access the zoo using their normal route, but be prepared for long waits at intersections as you approach the zoo.

Take the Safari Shuttle

Through March 20, the Safari Shuttle bus will run an express service from Bus Bay 5 A, adjacent to the Trinity Railway Express platform, at the Intermodal Transportation Center, 1001 Jones St., to and from the Fort Worth Zoo’s main entrance on Colonial Parkway.

A round-trip day pass for the Safari Shuttle is $3.50 for adults, $1.75 for children 18 and under and seniors 65 and older (with transit agency reduced ID card) and free for children under 5.

The first shuttle leaves the ITC at 9:30 a.m. and the last shuttle leaves the zoo at 6 p.m.

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