By Arezow Doost

GRAPEVINE (CBSDFW.COM) – The cooler weather won’t be the only relief for wine enthusiasts headed to Grapefest this weekend in Grapevine.

Work continues on the DFW Connector project this weekend, but it will be scaled back Saturday, and was postponed Friday night due to rain.

Nevertheless, some were already running into traffic on Friday.  “It’s a little bit of a jam up right there,” says David Rimorin from Bedford, who was  headed to Grapevine “121 was backed up for a bit getting into Grapevine.  We came early to beat the crowds and traffic.”

The William D. Tate Bridge will be closed from 5 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Monday.  Traffic will be detoured to the main street bridge and to Texas 26.

Westbound 114 and 121 from Texan Trail to the off ramp at William D. Tate Avenue will also be shut down.

Dee Anne Rhodes says she planned ahead.  “We know how bad 121 is particularly this time of day because of so much traffic and all the construction… We took a detour.”

265,000 people are expected over the weekend to listen to great live music and enjoy some wine.

To make things a little more bearable, organizers urge drivers to go to the DFW Connector Project website for the latest on construction and delays.


Grapefest’s own website organizers have included a number of detours and direction to get to the festival as well.