Interstate-35W, north of Fort Worth, will be shut down for the entire weekend. A spokesperson with the Texas Department of Transportation said it’s the first time the agency has closed the highway for such a long period of time.
It’s a Friday evening, rush hour traffic nightmare for drivers trying to get through Forney. The eastbound side of the US 80 Bridge, just west of FM 460, had to be closed after an 18-wheeler crashed, overturned and caught fire.
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.
The accident that has had westbound Interstate-30 in Dallas closed for hours sent half a dozen people to the hospital. The crash near the Trinity River has traffic backed up on I-30, Interstate-35E and Interstate-45.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has released this year’s list of the 100 most congested roadways and four of the top 10 are in North Texas.
It seems every weekend lately there is at least one major freeway shutdown, and this weekend will be no exception. One of the worst spots in Arlington for construction is going to be all backed up beginning just before midnight Friday all the way through Monday at 5:00 a.m.