Lane closures on Woodall Rogers
By 04/16/2010 23:13:00
Lane Closures Continue on Woodall Rodgers Freeway
DALLAS - The contractor, Archer Western, contracted by The Texas Department of Transportation to construct the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park, will continue closing various lanes of eastbound and westbound lanes on Woodall Rodgers nightly between April 19 and May 20. These closures are continuations of previous closures to complete wall demolition and center support wall activities. The closures will generally begin at 9 p.m. and end by 6 a.m. from St. Paul to Pearl Street.
These closures will be coordinated with the lane closures necessary for the forming and placement of the center bent that will be continuing as well.
Continuing through May 19, the westbound lane of Woodall Rodgers will be closed nightly (9 p.m. to 6 a.m.) as a buffer lane during wall demolition operations.
Also continuing through May 20 two left lanes of eastbound Woodall Rodgers and one left lane of westbound Woodall Rodgers will be closed nightly (9 p.m. to 6 a.m.) for the forming and placement of the center support wall.
During this time the Contractor will ensure that only one lane in each direction is closed at a time. However, there will be intermittent times during this period where the construction activities will require two lanes to be closed for short periods of time (approximately 3 hours) to facilitate demolition and drill shaft installation.
TxDOT strives to minimize the impact of these closures to area motorists by limiting the work to occur during off-peak hours and also 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.