Eastbound Woodall Rodgers Exit to Pearl Street Reopening
DALLAS – The contractor, Archer Western, contracted by The Texas Department of Transportation to construct the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park, has had the eastbound Woodall Rodgers Freeway exit to Pearl Street closed for the past several months for construction activities.
This exit will reopen on Saturday, July 30. The reopening will coincide with a restriping operation that will shift the eastbound lanes of the freeway to the South. This is being done in order to complete the construction of the center support wall for the park structure.
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.