CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
Two Great Apps: CBS DFW Weather App: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Oct | Download
                                   CBS Local App: The Latest From CBS DFW On Your Device | iOS & Android | Download
                                   -Including Breaking News Notifications, Audio and Video from CBS DFW

Local

Expect Traffic Backups With Weekend LBJ Closure

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

186152214 Expect Traffic Backups With Weekend LBJ ClosureJIM GAFFIGAN, "My kids have never eaten Hot Pockets

181572784 8 Expect Traffic Backups With Weekend LBJ ClosureFunny Faced Cheerleaders

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

455079896 Expect Traffic Backups With Weekend LBJ ClosureWATCH: Iggy Azalea & JLO's Booty Battle

 alt=Remembering Jimi Hendrix 44 Years Later

cowb thumb Expect Traffic Backups With Weekend LBJ ClosureCowboys Cheerleaders

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Commuters traveling along Interstate-635/LBJ Freeway Friday afternoon better enjoy the ride, because one stretch of the loop won’t be open much longer.

Friday night construction crews will begin installing beams between Marsh Lane and Midway Road and that means parts of I-635, both east and westbound, will be shut down.

Construction of the LBJ Express project has definitely constricted traffic and the squeeze is about to get tighter.

Each day some 240,000 drivers make their way along the ever-changing LBJ Freeway, between Interstate-35 and 75/Central Expressway. The four-year redevelopment and expansion project for I-635 is in year three and tonight drivers heading westbound will run into one big stop sign.

“One of the things we have to do is move traffic off the main lanes, in order to hang those beams. So traffic will be moved off main lanes onto the frontage road,” said Andy Rittler, Corporate Affairs Director with the LBJ Infrastructure Group LLC, “So drivers can expect a bit more of a delay in their commute this evening.”

Beginning at 9 p.m. west LBJ will shutdown completely, from Midway to Marsh. The section will reopen for a few hours Saturday morning, but at 7 p.m. will close again until Noon Sunday.

Traffic won’t be any smoother for drivers trying to travel east. During that same timespan this weekend the two left lanes of eastbound LBJ, between Marsh and Midway, will be closed.

Naturally, travelers should expect huge backups.

After the weekend closures, big changes happen Monday. The new three-lane configuration will be implements on June 3. That means there will be alternating closures of the two right lanes, as well as entrance and exit ramps, between the Dallas North Tollway and Webb Chapel.

Click here for more information on the LBJ closures and lane configurations.

Also Check Out:

MOST VIEWED GALLERIES