The Texas Stadium site has become a road construction yard for rebuilding the freeways and interchanges around it.
Reconstruction of Loop 12, Texas 114 and 183 Airport Freeway will take up to seven years in one of the busiest areas in North Texas.
“You’ll have a direct connect that allows you to just easy flow as you go through, similar to what you have on the High 5,” said Texas Department of Transportation Dallas District Chief Engineer Bill Hale.
The High 5 is the five level interchange of I-635 and US 75 Central expressway that was completed several years ago in Dallas.
“You’re going to be 20 minutes, 30 minutes going 5 minutes down the road,” said Sheri Lynch who works on 183. She worries now about construction delays.
“It will add another 30 minutes to your 30 minutes getting 5 minutes down the road,” she said.
Texas Stadium, the former home of the Dallas Cowboys, is scheduled to be demolished during the road construction. The City of Irving intends to redevelop the site with a mixed used project of homes, offices, commercial and retail businesses. A DART rail extension from Dallas to Irving’s Las Colinas and DFW Airport is also being constructed through the area.