The United States Postal Service is hoping to get a jump on the busiest day of the year by opening up for business on Sunday.
This Sunday, staffers at the main post offices in Dallas and Fort Worth, as well as select suburban stations (listed below), will retrieve the mail from the blue collection boxes in accordance with a traditional weekday schedule.
Normally, the post office does not process or cancel mail on Sunday, but on Monday, Dec. 16, they expect to process more than 3 million pieces of mail, three times the normal volume. The projected number would make Monday the busiest mailing day of the holiday season.
“Due to the holiday, we expect more mail this Monday than on a normal first day of the week,” explained Eric Chavez, USPS Southern Area Senior Manager of Operations. “To provide the best possible service, we are going to collect mail from designated locations and process it at the North Texas plant. We want your mail as soon as possible, so we can deliver it to your friends and family members, in a timely manner, during the holiday season.”
Additionally, due to an increase in packages this year, the Postal Service will be delivering packages on the next two Sundays before Christmas Day, Dec. 15 and 22, for customers of many of the larger Post Offices in the Metroplex, as well as from Post Offices in many larger cities across Texas.
The following post offices in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex will collect mail Dec. 15 from blue collection boxes located in their respective service areas:
Addison Post Office - 4900 Airport Pkwy, 75001
Allen Post Office - 304 W Boyd Dr, 75002
Arlington (ALL STATIONS) For locations: Check www.usps.com
Carrollton Post Office - 2030 Jackson Rd, 75006
Colleyville Post Office - 1501 Hall Johnson Rd, 76034
Dallas (ALL STATIONS) For locations: Check www.usps.com
Denton Post Office - 101 E McKinney St Denton, 76201
Fort Worth (ALL STATTIONS) For locations: Check www.usps.com
Frisco Post Office - 8700 Stonebrook Pkwy, 75034
Garland Post Office - 1000 W. Walnut St Garland, 75040
Grand Prairie Post Office - 802 S Carrier Pkwy, 75051
Grapevine Post Office - 1251 William D Tate Ave, 76051
Hurst Post Office - 825 Precinct Line Rd, 76053
Irving Post Office - 2701 W Irving Blvd, 75061
Lewisville, TX - 194 Civic Cir, 75067
McKinney, TX - 550 Central Expy, 75070
Mesquite, TX - 120 E Grubbs Drive, 75149
Richardson, TX - 433 Bellgrove Drive, 75034
Southlake Post Office - 300 State St, 76092
Weatherford Post Office - 1145 Santa Fe Dr, 76086
Wichita Falls Post Office - 1000 Lamar St, 76301