Planning to travel down the DFW Connector this weekend? You might need to find an alternative route.
From 9 p.m. Friday night until 6 a.m. Monday morning, crews will be fixing damage along state Highways 114 and 121 from the recent ice storm.
Several highway shields were damaged by the storm and will have to be replaced. Highway shields are the painted signage on the lanes of traffic letting you know what highway you are on. Construction crews say it takes 24 hours for new highway shields to dry.
According to Northgate Constructors, who are in charge of the project, here are the lane closures for this weekend:
9:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28 to 6 a.m. on Monday, Mar. 3:
- Two right lanes closed on eastbound SH 114 at FM 1709/Northwest Highway; one left lane will remain open.
- Eastbound SH 114 on-ramp at Kimball Avenue closed; traffic will be detoured to the William D. Tate Avenue on-ramp.
11:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28 to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 1:
- Full closure on the eastbound SH 114 to northbound SH 121 bridge; traffic will detour to eastbound IH 635, then turn around at Royal Lane.
- Five right lanes closed on westbound SH 114 at International Parkway; one left lane will remain open.
- One left lane closed on northbound SH 121 south of Bass Pro Drive; one right lane will remain open.
Weather does play a factor in getting this work done, so the plans may change. This project is one of the final steps before the DFW Connector is complete.
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“The DFW Connector has almost reached final acceptance, which will take place at the end of March,” said Northgate Constructors spokesperson Kristen Stieg. “This is our last big push before that time, so we look forward to getting the work done.”
For complete updates on this project you can go to http://www.dfwconnector.com, or call the toll-free hotline at 877-411-4212.