Motorists encouraged to seek alternate routes through the area
NORTHLAKE — Weather permitting, beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, traffic will be switched onto the new eastbound frontage road lanes on SH 114 in front of Texas Motor Speedway. Throughout the day, traffic will also be switched to new westbound pavement. Various lane closures will be necessary to apply pavement markings.
This is one phase of the project to build four lanes of frontage road (two lanes in each direction) for a future expansion of SH 114 through the area from east of FM 156 to just west of I-35 W.
When traffic has been switched to the new lanes of pavement, there will be no left turn from Double Eagle onto SH 114. A new bridge over mainlanes is being built in that location temporarily eliminating the left turning movement. Residents of the adjoining subdivision will only be able to turn right from Double Eagle and make a U-turn at Labonte Lane to drive west on SH 114.
The turn-around at Labonte will be temporary until other crossovers and the bridge are complete before or in the fall of 2014.
The $15.3 million project was awarded to Mario Sinacola and Sons Excavating, Inc.
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