Full Closure of Woodall Rodgers Freeway this Weekend
Construction of the deck park continues...
DALLAS - The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) continues construction of the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park this weekend. In coordination with the American Airlines Center to accommodate traffic from this weekend’s Star’s game, a full closure of westbound Woodall Rodgers is scheduled to begin Friday, October 30 at 9 p.m. Eastbound Woodall Rogers will close at 10:30 p.m. on eastbound Woodall Rogers. The full closure of Woodall Rodgers Freeway will continue through 5 a.m. Monday, November 2.
The closure is necessary for the demolition of the St. Paul exit. The St. Paul exit was closed last week and will be re-constructed. When it re-opens in approximately 6 months the exit will intersect with St. Paul north of Woodall Rodgers Freeway and allow motorists to turn left and go south on St. Paul. This new configuration will provide an improved intersection.
TxDOT designed the contract to minimize construction impacts and maximize safety for the traveling public. Closures will be limited to nights and weekends as well as further consideration for area events and activities.
The inside lane of both the eastbound and westbound frontage roads will be closed in addition to the complete closure of Woodall Rodgers; however, two frontage road lanes will remain open between St. Paul and Pearl; otherwise, all three frontage road lanes will be available.
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.
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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.