E. Corey West
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 11:49 am: |
This is in regard to the heavy Eastbound traffic trying to make a right turn onto the Dallas North Tollway @ Lebanon. As you know there are only 2 Eastbound lanes on Lebanon @ the Dallas North Tollway. The MAJORITY of traffic using the right lane is trying to make a right turn onto the Tollway to get to work or go home. However there is always a car or two (who don't want to wait in the longer left lane for the light to turn) that stay in the right lane thus blocking the other 10-15 cars (literally!) trying to make that right turn! Not only does this create much frustration, but more importantly, is causing a considerable waste of gas to the majority of the cars waiting on those one or two inconsiderate folks. And with gas prices pushing the $4.00 mark, this is quite significant, especially sitting there day by day, by day, by day...! The obvious solution is creating an additional lane for traffic turning right onto the tollway. In the meantime as a temporary fix, I suggest making the current right lane a "Right Turn Only" to relieve the significant congestion at the intersection, especially during rush hour periods! 'Thank You' for your immediate attention in this matter!
Joel Fitts, Senior Traffic Engineer
Post Number: 152
|Posted on Friday, June 13, 2014 - 11:33 am: |
The City does have plans to add an eastbound right-turn lane on Lebanon at Dallas Parkway as part of a larger project that will widen Lebanon to six lanes as it crosses the Dallas North Tollway. This project has been delayed by problems in acquiring the necessary right-of-way so we do not have a firm timeframe for this work right now. We hope to start construction sometime within the next 12 months.
We have analyzed the traffic at the intersection and the number of right turning vehicles is not large enough compared to the rest of the traffic to warrant making that lane a Right Turn Only lane.
Senior Traffic Engineer