Woodall Rodgers Lane Closures
By 11/05/2009 22:48:00
Lane Closures on Woodall Rodgers Freeway this Saturday
Construction of the Deck Park continues.
DALLAS - The contractor, Archer Western, contracted by The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to construct the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park, will be closing lanes along the eastbound lanes of Woodall Rodgers Freeway this Saturday. The contractor is only allowed to close two lanes at one time so two lanes will always be open. The closure will only affect the eastbound lanes of Woodall Rogers Freeway from Field Street to just east of Pearl Street and is scheduled to begin this Saturday,Nov. 7 at 5 a.m. and will continue through Saturday evening at 8 p.m.
The closure is necessary to allow the Archer Western to set barriers and re-stripe the roadway. TxDOT designed the contract to minimize construction impacts and maximize safety for the traveling public. Full closures are limited and limited to nights and weekends.
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.