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North Texas Blvd bridge demolition this weekend

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2016/4/28 23:56:53 (3018 reads)

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DENTON— The North Texas Boulevard bridge across Interstate 35E is set to be demolished this weekend. Traffic across the bridge will be permanently severed at 8 p.m. Friday, April 29. Crews will demolish the bridge between 10 p.m. Friday, April 29 and 6 a.m. Monday, May 2. The bridge will be reopened with one lane in each direction and one turn lane this summer.

The following closures will be in place during the demolition:

Entrance and exit ramps:
The northbound entrance ramp from Fort Worth Drive
The northbound exit ramp to McCormick Street
The northbound entrance ramp from McCormick Street
The southbound exit ramp to McCormick Street

Local streets:
The southbound I-35E frontage road at Bonnie Brae Street
North Texas Boulevard at Eagle Drive
North Texas Boulevard at Highland Park Road
Kendolph Drive at Underwood Street
Avenue C at the northbound frontage road
Kendolph Street, Avenue C and Collier Street will be closed to through at Eagle Drive and closed at the northbound frontage road



Open in new windowMainlane detours during the demolition of the bridge:
Northbound I-35E Traffic: Motorists will exit the interstate at North Texas Boulevard, travel north along the frontage road and reenter northbound I-35E just north of North Texas Boulevard.

Southbound I-35E Traffic: Motorists will exit the interstate at North Texas Boulevard, travel south along the frontage road and reenter the interstate at the next entrance ramp south of North Texas Boulevard.

Local traffic detours during demolition of the bridge
Local traffic wishing to reach southbound I-35E will travel south on Bonnie Brae Street, turn east on Willowwood Street, turn north on McCormick Street to reach the southbound I-35E frontage road.

Local traffic wishing to reach northbound I-35E will travel north on McCormick Street, west on Eagle Drive, north on North Texas Boulevard, west on Prairie Street, south on Bonnie Brae Street to the northbound frontage road.

Open in new windowDetours during the closure of the bridge:
Once the bridge is demolished, traffic on the north- and southbound frontage roads will not stop at the North Texas Boulevard intersection. Traffic from North Texas Boulevard will have designated turn lanes which yield to the frontage roads.

While the bridge is being reconstructed, traffic wishing to access North Texas Boulevard will use the following detours:
- Southbound I-35E traffic will continue to the Fort Worth Drive exit, make a U-turn and continue on the northbound frontage road to North Texas Boulevard.
- Northbound I-35E traffic will exit at McCormick Street and continue on the northbound frontage road to North Texas Boulevard.
- Northbound North Texas Boulevard traffic will turn right onto the southbound frontage road, turn left at McCormick Street, left onto the northbound frontage road and return to North Texas Boulevard.
- Southbound North Texas Boulevard traffic will turn right onto the northbound frontage road, turn left at Bonnie Brae Street then left onto the northbound frontage road and return to North Texas Boulevard.

Once construction is complete, the newly widened bridge will have two through lanes in each direction, two designated turn lanes in each direction and a Texas U-turn lane on both ends of the bridge. A 15-foot-wide pedestrian walkway will be constructed on the west side of the new structure. The bridge will fully open to traffic this fall.

This work is related to the 35Express project, an expansion of I-35E between U.S. Highway 380 in Denton County and I-635 in Dallas County. All closures are subject to weather conditions and may be postponed, if necessary.

For more information on the 35Express project and to sign up to receive traffic alerts, please visit www.35Express.org or call 214-483-7777.

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