We had a sneaking suspicion that when they opened this new Traders Village on Loop 410 South at Old Pearsall Road, there would be some painful traffic issues on weekends. We found out just how popular this flea market was today.
No, we didn't go, we just tried to drive by there on the way home! Coming from the direction of Highway 90, we were headed toward the I-35 South interchange at Loop 410 South. We got just beyond Valley Hi and could already see a traffic starting to slow. But of course, I was in the fast lane, so why in the world would we come to a complete stop?
The reason we come to a complete stop in the fast lane on a highway is because people are jerks. They see that there is going to be a long wait in line just to exit onto Old Pearsall Road, so rather than get in the line, they keep going and then at the last minute hope to find a sucker courteous enough to let them in. But of course, when nobody is will to be the chump, rather than going to the next exit and turning around, the people simply stop (on the highway) until someone recognizing the danger of the situation lets them in. Now, repeat this over and over and we have a traffic jam.
This is the place - it is huge. According to friends who have been, it is very much worth going and even better than Bussey's, our favorite flea market.
Oh, and people are coming from all directions to get there. This is the traffic coming from the other way. Looks like they need to do a traffic study.