Look Out for a Big Traffic Headache in Grapevine

The DFW Connector Project May Put A Brake On Early Morning Commuters

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    NEWSLETTERS

    More headaches this week and next for drivers trying to navigate the massive DFW Connector Project in Northeast Tarrant County.

    Beginning Tuesday, November 9 at 8pm, workers will shut down the eastbound lanes of 114 / northbound lanes of 121 at Main Street in Grapevine to install new bridge beams for the Main Street Bridge. 

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    The lanes will remain shut for 4 nights until 6am the next morning. The westbound lanes will be similarly shut down for five nights beginning Monday, November 15.

    Before 6am, early morning commuters and those trying to catch early flights at DFW Airport will be diverted to frontage roads for miles.

    "If you're leaving for the airport, make sure you leave plenty of time" said  Kristen Schropp with NorthGate Constructors, the company building the project. "Especially if you're going to be parking. We're also doing work at the north entrance of the DFW Airport so its especially important that you leave early in plenty of time so that you can catch your flight".

    Beth Branson, who commutes to work in Grapevine from Justin said "I'm worried about it being jam packed right after 6 o'clock because everyone is gonna start coming in at that time.".

    In addition, the southbound lanes of the existing Main Avenue bridge will be shut down, and traffic diverted to Willam D. Tate. The $1 Billion DFW Connector Project stretches 8.4 miles, and is projected to be finished in 2014.