Texas 360 Closed in Arlington Friday Through Monday for Bridge Demolition

Both the northbound and southbound lanes of Texas 360 are closed at Abram Street in Arlington this weekend for bridge demolition.

The lanes closed at 7:00 p.m. Friday and are scheduled to reopen at 6 a.m. Monday, weather permitting. Abram Street will also be closed at the highway through the same time Monday morning.

Traffic is being forced onto the frontage roads as crews demolish the Abram Street bridge. The plan is to rebuild that bridge, add additional lanes and then rebuild various exit and entrance ramps.

The multi-million dollar project may cost local businesses money over the weekend though.

One of those businesses is the Daiquiri Depot at Abrams Street.

"Hopefully people that know that we are here, they're going to come by and see us regardless," said Stephanie Bivens, manager at Daiquiri Depot. "You know.. good drinks, good environment, but like I said, I just hope it's good in the long run for the businesses in the surrounding area."

The General Motors plant is also right off the exit. Melva Garner, an employee, said she has already planned her alternate route to make sure she isn't late.
"Oh yeah… because if I didn't I would probably be getting out somewhere and just walking to the plant," Garner said.

Officials with Keep30360Moving said the $53 million, 5-mile project will add an additional north and southbound mainlane from Abram Street to Kingswood Boulevard/Green Oaks Boulevard to the south and rebuild the Abram Street bridge over Texas 360 in addition to rebuilding various exit and entrance ramps.

East/westbound traffic along Abram Street currently goes underneath both Texas 360 and the highway's frontage road.


NBC 5's Laura Harris contributed to this report.

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