Eastbound Main Lanes of Woodall Rodgers Freeway Closed to Through Traffic this Weekend
Traffic will be detoured to I-30
DALLAS – The contractor, Archer Western, contracted by The Texas Department of Transportation to construct the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park, will close the main lanes of Woodall Rodgers Freeway to through traffic this weekend. This is the first of three more expected closures for this activity. The closure of the eastbound mainlanes will begin at midnight on Saturday, Feb. 12 and reopen at 5 a.m. on Monday morning, Feb. 14.
The contractor will be placing beams which serve as the base of the park located above the freeway. The closure is necessary to ensure the safety of the traveling public as the contractor installs these beams over Woodall Rodgers Freeway. The closure is one of the limited numbers of weekend closures allowable by contract.
Both southbound I-35E traffic and northbound I-35E traffic bound for eastbound Woodall Rodgers will be detoured to eastbound I-30. Signage has been in place informing motorists of the upcoming closure. Motorists should follow the marked detour or consider seeking an alternate route.
TxDOT strives to minimize the impact of these closures to area motorists by limiting the work to occur during off-peak hours or weekends, limiting the number of closures and as noted above, gives consideration to weekend events in the area.
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.