Eastbound Woodall Rodgers Exit to Pearl Street closed for construction beginning Jan. 5
Traffic will be detoured to the Field/Griffin Exit
DALLAS – The contractor, Archer Western, contracted by The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to construct the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park, will close the eastbound Woodall Rodgers Freeway exit to Pearl Street on Jan. 5, 2011. This closure is scheduled to be in place for approximately four months.
The closure is necessary to ensure the safety of the traveling public as the contractor constructs a straddle abutment over the exit ramp to support the park structure. This straddle abutment will in turn support the beams that form the foundation for the park.
Eastbound Woodall Rodgers traffic bound for the Pearl Street exit will be directed to exit at the Field Street/Griffin Street exit instead. Signage has been in place informing motorist of the upcoming closure. Motorists should follow the marked detour or consider seeking an alternate route.
TxDOT strives to minimize the impact of the closures to area motorists by limiting the work to occur during off-peak hours or weekends, limiting the number of closures and limiting the duration of closures such as this one.
Information on future construction activities will be posted on TxDOT’s website at www.txdot.gov in addition to postings on the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation website at www.theparkdallas.org under the mobility section.
TxDOT awarded the $44.5 million dollar contract to Archer Western to construct the deck and plaza over Woodall Rodgers Freeway. The project starts west of St. Paul and extends 1/4 mile to east of Pearl Street, and when complete, will create a short tunnel.
This partnership project between TxDOT, the City of Dallas and the private sector included $16.7 million dollars of enhancement funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and is scheduled to be completed in early 2012.
TxDOT asks motorists to drive carefully through the work zone and appreciates their patience during this unique and exciting project.