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Star-Telegram: Part of Fort Worth’s Main Street to close as work revs up on Panther Island bridges

by Max Faulkner | Aug 24, 2017

AUGUST 17, 2017 2:53 PM

Motorists who use North Main Street to travel between downtown Fort Worth and the Stockyards should be prepared to use a detour — for roughly the next three years.

Starting at 3 a.m. Saturday, North Main Street will be closed in both directions between Northeast Seventh and 11th streets — not far from LaGrave Field and the Coyote Drive-In theater. Traffic will be detoured to Commerce Street and delays for drivers are expected to be minimal.

The reason? Workers will be building a new bridge as part of the nearly $1 billion Panther Island project that will eventually carry North Main Street traffic over a re-routed portion of the Trinity River.

The bridge will be built over dry land so that when the money is available to re-route the river, the road will already be in place.

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