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Old 06-22-2010, 05:16 PM
 
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Why would you avoid tollroads if you already have a tolltag? Honest question; maybe there's a limited amount of use?

Tolltag ain't free!! You get charged every time you drive through a booth/ toll-lane.
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:43 PM
 
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I work in the Legacy area, too, and live in Far North Dallas. I take the tollway to work to get there faster and I get on after the Keller Springs toll plaza - so I stay on the service road until after that. Coming home I take Ohio/Hillcrest for free.

If you are going through at the Wycliff Plaza, you could skip that one by getting on later.
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Tolltag ain't free!! You get charged every time you drive through a booth/ toll-lane.
Ahhh, I see... I thought you paid a flat rate and had unlimited use. Thanks!
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:23 PM
 
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Ahhh, I see... I thought you paid a flat rate and had unlimited use. Thanks!
You get a discount for have a tolltag for each toll you drive through - say you pay .80 cents instead of $1.30.
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:55 PM
 
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One more thing- OP, regarding the thread title, NorthPark is one of the best malls in the US (and luckily is in Dallas!). The Dallas North Tollroad is what you drive on to get to work.
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Tx
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OP - I live off of Greenville Ave and use to work in the Shops at Legacy. Going to work I would take 75 to Legacy and Legacy to the shops. It did add a bit of time, but it was probably an extra 15 min. Going home I would take the tollway because coming home on 75 SUCKS!

If you live in Uptown, you would probably enter 75 at Lemmon or Hall? I took 75 at Henderson so it wouldn't put that much more time on your trip than I would drive in the morning. Do it for a week and see how much you save. If you leave early enough the traffic north on 75 isn't that bad. I would be on 75 no later then 7:45 am and be able to get to Legacy and the Tollway by 8:15am if not a few minutes later then that. Not too bad and I was saving a little bit of money.

edit: Right now school is out for the summer so you won't have to deal with school zones, but they're not that bad on Legacy. I think they start at 8am so if you can make it up a good portion of Legacy before 8am you'll avoid them all together.
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:53 PM
 
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I'm going to experiment for the next few days... thinking I'm gonna do tollway to work and experiment on the way home (or should I experiment on way to work and take tollway home?). I leave my office around 5:30... right in the middle of traffic soooo yeah

Thanks Turtle for the specifics! Will definitely try this out for a bit.
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Tx
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I'm going to experiment for the next few days... thinking I'm gonna do tollway to work and experiment on the way home (or should I experiment on way to work and take tollway home?). I leave my office around 5:30... right in the middle of traffic soooo yeah

Thanks Turtle for the specifics! Will definitely try this out for a bit.
Go 75 to work and Tollway home....otherwise you'll be sitting on 75 for close to an hour.
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Ken Caryl, CO
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I'm going to experiment for the next few days... thinking I'm gonna do tollway to work and experiment on the way home (or should I experiment on way to work and take tollway home?). I leave my office around 5:30... right in the middle of traffic soooo yeah

Thanks Turtle for the specifics! Will definitely try this out for a bit.
The tollway is a breeze in the mornings (north bound) but tends to get backed up in the evenings, so I would find an alternate route back home.
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:34 PM
 
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what about 75->george bush ->exit preston? This would be one toll.

Also, if you want to take 75, i would exit spring creek. Spring creek is 45 MPH most of the way up, and less "curvy".

OR, if you take tollway straight up, exit the plano parkway exit and then take the service road/preston to Legacy area. Plano parkway has no exit toll booth, if you do this, you cut out the parker tollbooth each way.
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