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Texas 114 lanes close for more than a year as part of DFW Connector

GRAPEVINE -- The DFW Connector project has been a major headache for commuters in Northeast Tarrant County.

It's now a migraine.

Westbound lanes of a portion of Texas 114 were closed Monday night -- and will remain closed for more than a year -- as part of the $1 billion, eight-mile highway project.

The stretch, between Main Street in Grapevine and Kimball Avenue in Southlake, won't re-open until mid-2012, according to NorthGate Constructors, the contractor overseeing the project.

Traffic will be diverted to eastbound lanes. Crews have posted advisory signs and installed a concrete barrier to divide eastbound and westbound traffic along the detour. The switch lets crews work on the westbound lanes.

The work is among several major projects planned for this year, which promises to be "the biggest year for construction" of the DFW Connector, said Kristen Schropp, a spokeswoman for NorthGate Constructors.

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