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Plan Your Adventure :: Traffic Alerts

Traffic Alerts

As you may be aware, TxDOT is working on I-35E as part of a major construction project that is now underway. It will be ongoing over the next few years as they make some significant improvements, including widening I-35E and improving traffic flow across the bridges nearest the Zoo that cross over I-35E.

As a part The Southern Gateway project, TxDOT’s current construction project to improve I-35E through the southern sector of Dallas, our guests will see and feel those construction impacts as they visit the Zoo over the next few years. Our commitment is to keep our guests as informed as we can throughout the project so we can make it as easy as possible to come see us!

We’ll use our website, social media channels and emails to share alerts about major road work and offer recommended routes or detours as needed.


     There are currently no significant traffic alerts for construction near the Zoo.



  • Plan ahead and expect delays.
  • Check the Waze app for up-to-the-minute traffic updates.
  • Take the DART Red Line to the Dallas Zoo stop to avoid driving in traffic completely!
Construction plans and lane closures are subject to change due to the weather or other unforeseen circumstances. For information directly from the construction project team, please visit