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Major North Texas Highway Closures Set For Weekend

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NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) - You’ve finally made it to the weekend and what do you have to look forward to — major highway shutdowns all across North Texas!

In Dallas, Interstate-30 westbound will be closed from just east of Bass Pro Drive to just west of Zion Road, near Lake Ray Hubbard all weekend. Crews will be installing steel bridge beams for the George Bush Turnpike (PGBT) direct connector across I-30. Everything will shut down around 9:00 p.m. Friday night and won’t reopen until 4:00 a.m. Monday.

There will be a couple of construction issues on interstate-635/LBJ.

LBJ will be reduced to only two lanes, in each direction, between Valley View Lane and Webb Chapel Road. Again, the closure will happen Friday night and run through Monday morning.

“Essentially stay away from LBJ if at all possible, between essentially the [Dallas North] Tollway and I-35,” advised Andy Rittler, with the LBJ Express Project.

Lanes will be shifted significantly so workers can partially demolish the Marsh Lane Bridge and completely demolish the Joe Ratcliff Pedestrian Walkway. The shifts will take drivers from the main lanes to the frontage road and back again.

Rittler said maneuvering freeway won’t be easy. “These are gonna be very aggressive traffic switches and will tend to take drivers in many different directions.”

In Bedford, Bedford Road will be closed, both northbound and southbound, at the State Highway 121/183 intersection. The closure will allow workers to complete a partial bridge demolition. Construction there begins at 11:00 p.m. Friday and is scheduled to wrap up by 5:00 a.m. Monday.

There will be another major closure at the DFW Connector. This weekend westbound Highway 114/121 will be closed from Texan Trail to William D. Tate for bridge demolition.

For those who have to be out and about this weekend, check out the latest traffic conditions and get alternate route suggestions at CBSDFW.COM.

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