I-35E Southbound Closed at Continental Avenue
Nighttime closure planned contingent on weather for the placement of concrete decking for a direct connector ramp at the Woodall Rodgers interchange
DALLAS – As construction of the Margaret Hunt Hill/Calatrava Bridge and approaches continues, The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is allowing the Contractor, J.D. Abrams, to close the southbound lanes of I-35E from 11:00 PM on January 18 to 4:00 AM on January 19. This is necessary for the contractor to pour the concrete deck for one of the direct connector ramps at the Woodall Rodgers/I-35E interchange. As cold weather is being forecast for next week, this work may be postponed if temperatures are too low that evening.
Southbound I-35E traffic will be directed to exit at Continental Blvd. Police will be present at the intersection to allow exiting traffic to proceed south through the intersection. Motorists will then be able to re-enter the southbound lanes of I-35E from the southbound frontage road just south of the intersection. Alternatively, motorists can utilize eastbound Woodall Rodgers to southbound I-45 to westbound I-30 to detour back to southbound I-35E.
TxDOT strives to minimize construction impacts and maximize safety for the traveling public. TxDOT asks motorists to drive carefully through the work zone and appreciates their patience during this unique and exciting project.
TxDOT awarded the $47.5 million contract to J.D. Abrams for the Woodall Rodgers Extension Project, which is being built in conjunction with the $69.7 million Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge over the Trinity River. Both projects are scheduled to be complete by mid-to late 2011.