IRVING - As part of the ongoing project rebuilding the SH 114 and Loop 12 interchange in Irving contractors will be demolishing the Texas Plaza Bridge over Loop 12 this weekend.

In order to protect the traveling public from flying debris, multiple lanes of Loop 12 will be closed during the operation.

It will happen Friday, February 26, 2010 beginning at 8 p.m. through 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010.

Northbound Loop 12 will be reduced to one lane. The Northbound exit from Loop 12 to SH 114 will be closed.

o Northbound Loop 12 traffic to Cistercian and SH 114 will exit to SH 183 (exit University of Dallas/Tom Braniff) - then follow Tom Braniff to SH 114 - turn left on the SH 114 westbound frontage road back to Cistercian

Traffic can also access westbound SH 114 from by using the next exit, Loop 12 (Northwest Highway). Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 beginning at 1 p.m. through 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010.

Loop 12 southbound mainlanes will be reduced to one lane. The on ramp from SH 114 to Loop 12 southbound will be closed.

The exit ramp from Loop 12 southbound to SH 183 westbound will be closed. Southbound Loop 12 traffic to Cistercian will exit at SH 114 as normal and take the westbound frontage road to Cistercian.

Southbound Loop 12 traffic from Cistercian : Stay on SH 114 eastbound frontage road, circle around Texas Stadium and enter SH 183 westbound to take the exit to Loop 12 southbound.

These lane closures have been scheduled to coincide with the lowest traffic volumes on this roadway. TxDOT asks motorists to drive carefully through the work zone and appreciates their patience during this necessary construction.

Work is weather permitting. For more information on TxDOT projects, go to <>

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