Forest Park Boulevard Closure: July 30th – August 9th

Jul 29 2013

Forest Park Boulevard Closure: July 30th – August 9th

The closure is part of the W.7th St. Bridge construction

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WHEN:
July 30 through August 9 (weather permitting)

WHERE:
Forest Park Boulevard from W. 5th Street to W. 10th Street in Fort Worth

WHAT:
Forest Park Boulevard will be closed starting on July 30th for 10
days for crews to perform the installation of beams and deck panels for the new
signature bridge.  Forest Park will reopen on August 10th
(weather permitting).

  • Northbound
         Forest Park Boulevard
    motorists will be detoured to
         eastbound W. 10th Street.  Motorists will then turn left on Penn
         Street, and then turn left on W 5th Street and back onto Forest Park
         Boulevard.
  • Southbound
         Forest Park Boulevard
    motorists will be detoured to
         eastbound W. 5th Street.  Motorists will then turn right onto Penn
         Street, and then turn right on W 10th and back onto Forest Park Boulevard.

The W. 7th Street bridge is a gateway between downtown Fort Worth and its cultural district, and through the partnership of the city of Fort Worth and TxDOT, a
new reinforced concrete “thru-arch” signature bridge will be constructed. TxDOT designed the bridge with six arch spans across the Trinity River to improve safety and pedestrian access, which will add to the architectural re-development underway in this corridor.  The original bridge was built in 1913 and was extended in 1953 when the river was re-channelized. 

Additional project information is available at: www.fortworthgov.org/seventhstreetbridge/.

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