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Avoid traffic during Spring Break week

Posted March 10, 2017

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It’s once again Spring Break week, and that means Fort Worth’s cultural attractions will be popular destinations for parents and kids looking to enjoy their time away from school.

Here are tips for managing 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 — particularly on March 15, 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.

Consider going to the zoo earlier in the day, or in the afternoon, to miss some of the traffic.

Take the Safari Shuttle

Through March 19, 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 Safari Shuttle will run every 30 minutes from 9:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. through March 19. The first shuttle leaves the ITC at 9:15 a.m. and the last weekday shuttle leaves the zoo at 5:45 pm. On Saturday and Sunday the last bus will leave the zoo at 6:45 p.m.

Not going to the zoo?

Consider an alternate route to avoid congestion along streets that lead to the zoo.

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