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Loop 820 Southbound Traffic Switch and Bridge Demolition this Weekend to Impact Fort Worth Traffic

I-820 southbound traffic crossing over State Hwy. 121 will shift to a new bridge this weekend.

I-820 southbound traffic will be detoured during the traffic switch as work is finalized. I-820 southbound will be detoured on southbound State Hwy. 121, exiting at Minnis Drive, then returning on northbound State Hwy.121 and exiting to the I-820 southbound direct connector ramp.

The old I-820 bridge will be demolished between 9 p.m. Friday, July 15, and 6 a.m. Monday, July 18. During this time, State Hwy. 121 northbound and southbound traffic will be detoured:

  • Northbound traffic will exit at Handley-Ederville Road and continue on the 121 northbound frontage road to re-enter from the State Hwy. 10 northbound entrance ramp.
  • Southbound traffic will be detoured on I-820 southbound to exit at Trinity Boulevard, turning west to Handley-Ederville Road, then north back to 121 southbound frontage road and the entrance near Big Fossil Creek.

Expect delays and seek alternate routes.

820 progress update

Work is progressing on the State Hwy. 10 bridge crossing I-820, preparing for future southbound main lanes and the frontage road approaching the Hwy. 10 underpass. Construction continues on new retaining walls along I-820 northbound main lanes between Randol Mill Road and the Trinity River, and on the I-820 north to Hwy. 121 south direct connector.

On the I-820 southbound frontage road bridge crossing Hwy. 121, work continues for this weekend’s traffic shift to then begin building the new permanent main lane bridge.

As part of the Texas Clear Lanes initiative focused on improving mobility throughout the state, the I-820 East Loop project was begun by the Texas Department of Transportation in July 2018. The work is part of a $3.8 billion congestion relief initiative started by Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Legislature to reduce gridlock in some of the state’s most congested areas.

Project improvements include reconstructing the existing roadway and access ramps, building additional lanes in each direction, replacing the Trinity River bridge and creating new direct connectors to and from State Hwy. 121.

View the latest project information.

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