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Airport Freeway closures continue through Saturday
A. Lee Graham

Reporter

Motorists, beware: Airport Freeway closures that began on Thursday March 27 will continue through Saturday March 29.

The State 183 closures are:

* March 27 through March 28: All northbound and southbound lanes of Bedford Road at Texas 121-183 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Northbound traffic will be redirected to Forest Ridge Drive. Southbound traffic will be redirected to Brown Trail. Eastbound rolling closures will also occur from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

* March 27 through March 28: Westbound Precinct Line Road on-ramp to Texas 121-183 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for a bridge pour for the future Bedford Euless TEXpress lanes off-ramp. Traffic will be redirected to the next entrance at Bedford Euless Road.

* March 28 through March 29: Eastbound Texas 121-183 off-ramp to Bedford Road will be closed 9 p.m. to 10 a.m. Traffic will be redirected to the next exit at Central Drive.

* March 28 through March 29: Westbound Precinct Line Road off-ramp from Texas 121-183 will be closed 9 p.m. to 10 a.m. Traffic will be redirected to the next exit at Grapevine Highway 26.

* March 28 through Saturday, March 29: All northbound and southbound lanes of Precinct Line Road at Texas 121-183 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 10 a.m. Northbound traffic will be redirected to Hurstview Drive. Southbound traffic will be redirected to Bedford Euless Road.

* March 29: Two-month closure of northbound and southbound Norwood Drive south of the eastbound frontage road. Traffic will be redirected to Brown Trail.

More information on the Northeast Tarrant Express project, upcoming closures and alternate route maps is available at www.northtarrantexpress.com.

The work is part of the $2.5 billion North Tarrant Express project, which officials say is 84 percent complete. The five-year project, which began in late 2010, includes the reconstruction of expanded frontage lanes and main lanes and the addition of TEXpress managed lanes, along Northeast Loop 820 and Texas 121-183 between Interstate 35W in Fort Worth and Industrial Boulevard in Euless. North Tarrant Express is schedule to be completed by the end of 2014, six months ahead of schedule.

lgraham@bizpress.net

 

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