Drivers passing through Arlington may wish to plan alternate routes this upcoming weekend, as portions of Interstate 30 will be closed for several days to allow for an ongoing multimillion-dollar construction project.
The Interstate 30/State Highway 360 Interchange project is replacing “the existing cloverleaf turnpike configuration with a modern direct connect interchange” with the goal of “increasing safety, connectivity, and mobility” for drivers in the area.
As construction on the project continues, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) officials will reduce westbound main lanes on I-30 between Six Flags Drive and AT&T Way/Baird Farm Road to one lane to repair pavement from 8 p.m. on January 5 until 5 a.m. on January 8.
During the same time frame, the I-30 westbound exit to Ballpark Way/AT&T Way/Baird Farm Road will be closed, with traffic detoured to the next exit.
I-30 westbound main lanes approaching Great Southwest Parkway through Ballpark Way will also be reduced to a single lane each night from January 8 through January 10 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. to conduct work on overhead signage.
The right, outside lane of I-30 eastbound main lanes between Ballpark Way and SH 360 will be closed for general construction work daily from January 5-8 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Drivers are advised to expect “significant delays” as crews work in the area and to be alert to rolling closures.
TxDOT has been working on the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project — known as “Keep 30360 Moving” — for several months, resulting in several road changes and new traffic patterns, according to Arlington’s website.
Most recently, drivers in the city of Arlington were advised of a shift in traffic patterns as westbound I-30 main lanes switched to a permanent location between Great Southwest Parkway and Ballpark Way in November. I-30’s eastbound main lanes switched to the same area earlier in September.