Are you ready for some detours?
The Main Street bridge over Texas 183 will be closed Tuesday night in preparation for its demolition this weekend.
The bridge — along with a pedestrian bridge that serves Euless Junior High — will be demolished beginning at 11 p.m. Friday, which will result in numerous roads being closed, including:
11 p.m. Friday to 11 p.m. Saturday
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▪ All lanes of eastbound 183 will be closed at Industrial Boulevard
▪ All lanes of westbound 183 will be closed at Main Street.
▪ Industrial Boulevard will be closed under 183.
▪ Ector Drive will be closed under 183.
▪ Eastbound on-ramp to 183 from Murphy Drive will be closed.
▪ Eastbound on-ramp to 183 from Industrial will be closed.
The bridge is being removed as part of the reconstruction of Texas 183 from Euless to Interstate 35E in Dallas.
Some businesses have already closed on Main Street because of the pending closure and removal.
Main Street detours in place
Detours for the Main Street bridge removal wil be in effect for about 18 months.
The detour from South Main to North Main Street calls for drivers to turn right on Texas 10. If they don’t, they’ll be forced onto the Texas 183 frontage road.
From Texas 10, drivers will turn right on Dickey Drive, then left on East Euless Boulevard. That will take them to the American Boulevard cloverleaf lanes, which lead to the eastbound Texas 183 frontage road, which leads back to North Main.
To get from North Main to South Main, drivers will turn right on the westbound 183 frontage road and follow it to Ector Drive, where they will make the U-turn across 183 and head back east to South Main.
The Midtown Express project includes rebuilding main lanes on Texas 183, improving ramps and access roads, and adding one toll lane in each direction. The project is an extension of the $2.5 billion North Tarrant Express in neighboring Bedford and Hurst.
When the work is finished, the entire 28-mile corridor of Loop 820 and Texas 121/183 will be rebuilt from Interstate 35W in Fort Worth to I-35E in Dallas. Drivers can use the main lanes or the toll lanes, also called TEXPress lanes.
This report includes material from the Star-Telegram archives.