Southbound Texas 121 will be closed from Harwood Drive to Murphy Drive at 7 p.m. Friday. It should reopen at 11 a.m. Saturday after contractors finish paving the area.Traffic will detour along the frontage road. The southbound exit to Murphy Drive and the intersections of Murphy Drive and Bedford Road at Texas 121 and the Harwood Drive intersection with Texas 121 also will be closed.Weather permitting, all lanes of Central Drive at Texas 121/183 will be closed from 9 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday as contractors shift traffic. Northbound traffic will detour to Murphy Drive; southbound to Forest Ridge Drive.The eastbound Airport Freeway exit to Central Drive will remain closed through mid-July, and traffic will take the next exit at Westpark Way.All lanes of Bedford Road at Texas 121 and all lanes of Murphy Drive at Texas 121/183 will !were to be closed from 8 p.m. Friday to 11 a.m. Saturday, and all lanes of Harwood Road at Texas 121 will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday to 11 a.m. Saturday. Northbound and westbound traffic will detour to Cheek Sparger Road; southbound and eastbound traffic to Central Drive.Main lanes of northbound Interstate 35W will be closed from Meacham Boulevard to Northeast Loop 820 from 9 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday. Traffic will detour to the northbound frontage road.The construction is part of the $2.5 billion North Tarrant Express project, which is 88 percent completed and expected to be finished by the end of 2014. Go to http://northtarrantexpress.com/ for other closures and project updates.
Terry Evans, 817-390-7620 Twitter: @fwstevans