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January 06, 2014

UPDATE: Plan to shut down I-20 in Fort Worth postponed by cold weather

CtpUpdated at 4:30 p.m. I just got off the phone with North Texas Tollway Authority spokesman Michael Rey. He says that, because of the extremely cold weather in the forecast, the agency has decided to postpone tonight's plan to shut down the I-20 main lanes for Chisholm Trail Parkway construction.

The I-20 closure likely will happen later this week, but NTTA officials aren't ready to say precisely what day the work will begin until they get a better look at the weather forecast. So stay tuned ...

Sorry if this post created any confusion for motorists. So just to recap, if you were planning to drive on I-20 tonight in south Fort Worth, you can proceed without worrying about a work zone closure. But the lanes are still pretty narrow and orange barrels and barricades are everywhere - so be careful ;-)

- @gdickson

Here's the original post:

Traveling on Interstate 20 after hours in south Fort Worth could be a bit of a headache for motorists over the next several days.

Westbound I-20 will be shut down 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly Monday through Wednesday, between Hulen Street and Bryant Irvin Road. The closure is part of the ongoing construction of Chisholm Trail Parkway, a new 28-mile toll road connecting downtown Fort Worth to Cleburne that cuts diagonally across I-20.

Also, in that same area, eastbound I-20 will be closed nightly Wednesday through Saturday.

For local traffic, westbound motorists will be directed to take Texas 183 to Bryant Irvin Road then travel south to access I-20 on the other side of construction. Also, eastbound motorists can exit Bryant Irvin Road and take the I-20 frontage road through the work zone.

For regional pass-through traffic, North Texas Tollway Authority officials - who are overseeing the construction of the $1 billion toll road - recommend motorists use I-35W and I-30 to steer clear of the work zone.

Chisholm Trail Parkway is scheduled to be complete in roughly late June.

For more information visit NTTA online 817 207-0814.


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