Beginning July 14 access to/from Riverfront and Woodall Rodgers will be limited due to the construction of the Woodall Rodgers extension. The text of the press release from the Texas Department of Transportation and the city of Dallas follows:
Construction Closes Parts of a Major Central Dallas Intersection
Woodall Rodgers at Riverfront Boulevard closed until mid-to late 2011
DALLAS – Beginning July 14, 2010 major connections to and from Woodall Rodgers Freeway and Riverfront Boulevard will be closed for construction activities associated with the Texas Department of Transportation’s Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and the ongoing Woodall Rodgers Extension project. The closures, which will last approximately 15 months, affect several major connections at the intersection. They are as follows:
- Westbound Woodall Rodgers Fwy. traffic exiting to Riverfront Blvd. will no longer be able to directly access either direction of Riverfront Blvd.
- Southbound Riverfront Blvd. traffic will no longer be able to directly access eastbound Woodall Rodgers Fwy.
Detour signage will be put into place on July 13 with the full closure going into effect on July 14. Maps depicting signed detour routes for the prohibited movements are attached. TxDOT and the City of Dallas are encouraging motorists to seek alternate routes. Riverfront Blvd. will remain open during construction, but will be reduced to two lanes in each direction for the duration of the projects. Northbound Riverfront Blvd. access to eastbound Woodall Rodgers Fwy. will remain open.
The closures are part of the $47.5 million Woodall Rodgers Extension Project, which is being built in conjunction with the $69.7 million Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge over the Trinity River. Both projects are scheduled to be complete by mid-to late 2011.