AUSTIN – Thousands of Texas and Oklahoma football fans will be hitting the road for the big annual Red River Shootout between University of Oklahoma and University of Texas this weekend on the State Fair of Texas grounds in Dallas. The Texas Department of Transportation issued a reminder to all motorists to drive safely, be patient and expect delays.

TxDOT officials stated drivers should:

Put phone away/ pay full attention to driving

Buckle seatbelts

Don’t drink and drive

Be courteous/ be patient

Adhere to all traffic laws, such as speed limits

Take a break from driving

According to the TxDOT release issued Thursday afternoon, there are no scheduled construction lane closures along I-35 between Austin and the Oklahoma border over the weekend. However, some exits may be closed along the route due to existing construction. The release states that drivers should pay close attention to electronic message signs directing them to the correct exits and lanes.

TxDOT also encourages drivers to stop for a break and refreshments at the Travel Information Center in Gainesville from Friday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition, travelers can also stop at any of TxDOT’s Safety Rest Areas along I-35 for restrooms.

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