Houston Street Bridge to Temporarily Close
It’s about to become harder to make your way across the Trinity River. On March 11, the Houston Street Bridge will close for construction on the streetcar line from downtown to Oak Cliff.
Roy Appleton has the scoop:
Work has begun underneath the bridge. The system must be operating by Oct. 31, 2014, under terms of the federal grant that is funding more than half of the $48 million project.
During construction, traffic will be rerouted from the Houston bridge to the nearby Jefferson Boulevard Viaduct, which will become two-way.
The Houston crossing now carries traffic from downtown to Oak Cliff, while traffic runs the opposite direction on Jefferson.
Appleton also reports that the bridge will reopen once the streetcar is operating.
What do you think? I try to avoid Interstates at all costs, so this bridge has been my route for all things Oak Cliff. I guess this is a sign I need to broaden my horizons and find a new path.