Major North Texas Highway Closures Set For Weekend

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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  1. jason says:

    This is stupid, and could be avoided… they need a work around… I’m tired of my city being cut off from the world and being blown over by traffice from the highway because these guys can plan this better… If this where the high 5 it would be done now without near this kind of issue…

    1. jayteal16 says:

      Perhaps you have a better way of demolishing a bridge and installing steel beams without interrupting traffic at all smarty pants. Someone always has to complain about something. Take another route dummy.

    2. Andy Rittler says:

      Jason,

      This is why we do much of the heavy work on nights and weekends. That way your work week won’t be interrupted. Additionally, much planning and coordination goes into these traffic control plans. We certainly cannot have traffic traveling under demolition or hanging beams and pouring deck.

      The High 5 was also one interchange. This project is 17 miles and our contract scope includes rebuilding or the rehab of each cross street bridge along 635.

      We will work to get this project completed as quickly as possible.

      Andy Rittler
      Corporate Affairs Director
      LBJ Infrastructure Group LLC
      info@lbjexpress.com

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  3. Rick McDaniel says:

    The worst part……..paying taxes to build roads………then paying taxes to drive on them. What’s wrong with this picture?

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