Eastbound I-30 main lane at Zion Road to be closed this weekend

DALLAS COUNTY Weather permitting, the Texas Department of Transportation is allowing the closure of eastbound I-30 main lanes just west of Zion Road beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, through 4 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19.

The closure is necessary for the safety of the traveling public as the contractor places steel bridge beams for the President George Bush Turnpike direct connector across I-30.

Motorists traveling eastbound on I-30 will be directed to exit at the Zion Road exit (Exit 61) onto the frontage road and will return to I-30 main lanes at the entrance ramp east of Bass Pro Drive.

Message boards announcing the lane closures have been placed to notify motorists.

This work is part of the $1 billion President George Bush Turnpike eastern extension project that connects I-30 to the existing PGBT. TxDOT is managing construction of the new Lake Ray Hubbard bridge and I-30 interchange, which are scheduled for completion by spring.

For additional project information, visit www.ntta.org/AboutUs/Projects/projects.htm or www.txdot.gov.

I-635 ramp closure

DALLAS COUNTY TxDOT is closing the northbound I-635 ramp to eastbound I-30 beginning Friday night, Sept. 16 and continuing through 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19, while crews repair the concrete on the ramp.

Motorists wanting to travel eastbound on I-30 will be directed to exit Oates Drive, turn left and enter southbound I-635 to the eastbound I-30 ramp. Detour signage will be in place to guide motorists. Message boards have been posted notifying the local drivers of the closure and detour.

For additional project information, visit www.txdot.gov.