Westbound Woodall Rodgers Freeway closed this weekend, mainlane through 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 westbound mainlanes and frontage road of Woodall Rodgers Freeway to through traffic this weekend. The westbound mainlanes will be closed beginning at 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, and will re-open at 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14. The closure of the westbound frontage road will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov.12, and last until 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 13. The eastbound mainlanes and frontage road will remain open.
This closure is one of the limited number of weekend closures allowable by contract, and is necessary to ensure the safety of the traveling public as the contractor installs the final beams over the westbound main lanes of the Woodall Rodgers Freeway. The beams will form the base of the park located above the freeway.
Motorists headed for Woodall Rodgers from both northbound I-45 and southbound U.S.75 will be detoured to westbound I-30. Signage has been placed to inform motorist of the upcoming closure. Drivers 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.