Eastbound Woodall Rodgers Exit to Pearl Street Closure Extended
Traffic to continue to exit at Field St.
DALLAS– The contractor, Archer Western, contracted by The Texas Department of Transportation to construct theWoodallRodgersDeckPark, has had the eastbound Woodall Rodgers Freeway exit toPearl Streetclosed for the past several months for construction activities.
TheDeckParkconstruction phase at thePearlexit is complete. However, construction activity on Olive Street has increased due to multiple City and Private construction projects that are ongoing in the area.
ThePearl Streetexit ramp first merges ontoOlive Streetand then requires a right turn on the eastbound frontage road in order to reachPearl Street. Therefore, opening thePearl Streetexit puts considerably more traffic ontoOlive Street.
Due to the already congested conditions on Olive Street, TxDOT will extend the Pearl Street exit closure in an effort to keep the Woodall Rodgers Freeway and surface street traffic flowing. This will also eliminate possible confusion due to several planned closures of the ramp in the near future by the other area projects. The extension is due to last until mid-summer.
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 ofSt. Pauland extends 1/4 mile to east ofPearl Street, and when complete, will create a short tunnel.
This partnership project between TxDOT, the City ofDallasand 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.