The roadway surface has become rough at several locations along 7th and N Main and 11th and N Main. Heavy truck traffic has contributed to the deterioration of the roadway surface. The contractor plans to remove the asphalt paving at the transition areas that move the traffic off of N Main on to Commerce and replace it with high early strength concrete. This will allow us to get the work done over the weekend instead of during the business week that would be rather disruptive. The concrete at the transition curves will greatly improve the life of the detour roadway pavement.
In addition to the roadway repairs, the contractor will be restriping the roadway surface to provide additional lanes of traffic at the intersection of N Main and Northside Drive. This will ease rush hour traffic leaving downtown Fort Worth as well as allow for the reopening of Grand avenue for local business traffic.
The contractor will begin putting out the traffic control signage after evening rush hour traffic on Friday, August 17th and traffic will be diverted over to N Commerce at Northside Drive on the north end and to N Commerce at 5th Street and N Main on the south end. It is anticipated that normal detour traffic patterns will be re-established on the permanent detour prior to morning rush hour traffic on Monday, August 20th.