Monday, March 26, 2012
Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge opens to vehicles March 29
Really this time.
The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge celebrated its birthday in early March, but the non-pedestrian bridge has remained closed to vehicles. Officials at the city of Dallas confirmed Monday that the bridge will officially open to cars on Thursday, March 29, as was first announced in late February.
The bridge will open one direction at a time for safety reasons.
Here's the plan, according to a city memo:
The first phase to open will be Eastbound Singleton Blvd to Woodall Rodgers or I-35 (north).
The second phase to open will be Westbound Woodall Rodgers to Beckley or Singleton Blvd.
The third phase will be Southbound I-35 to Westbound Singleton Blvd or Beckley.
The fourth phase will be Southbound lanes on Riverfront Blvd to Singleton or Beckley.
Access from the bridge (Eastbound) to Riverfront Blvd and Westbound Woodall Rodgers to Riverfront Blvd. will open at a later date when concrete work is completed and the signals are tested and activated.
If you want to know what we think, avoid the bridge for the first few days while they get it operating. Or, peek at the bridge from far away.
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