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Preparing for the April 8, 2024 Solar Eclipse

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On April 8, 2024, there will be a Total Solar Eclipse that will span the United States from Texas to Maine.
Significant travel disruptions are expected – is your agency ready?

On April 8th, 2024, a total solar eclipse will take place across the United States directly impacting 15 States and numerous metropolitan areas, including Dallas/Fort Worth, Little Rock, Indianapolis, Cleveland, and Buffalo. In the United States, an estimated 32 million people are living within the Path of Totality, which will begin in Texas at 1:27pm CDT and will end in Maine at 3:35 pm EDT, and millions more will travel into the affected areas to see the event firsthand. Areas directly in the Path of Totality will experience up to 4 minutes and 27 seconds of darkness, nearly double that of the last Great American Eclipse in 2017.

Building off the lessons learned from the 2017 eclipse, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has noteworthy strategies, resources, tools, and innovations to prepare for the upcoming solar eclipse.

Solar Eclipse Resources



Recorded Webinars


External Websites

For additional resources, visit FHWA webpages on Planned Special Events Preparedness and on Traffic Management for Planned Special Events.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

David Johnson
Team Leader, Managing Disruptions to Operations