Earlier this week, the City of Fort Worth announced the demolition of the southbound Loop 820 bridge that crosses over Texas 121.
Over the weekend, the bridge will be sawed into pieces, according to a Texas Department of Transportation spokesperson. Construction began Friday night and is expected to continue through Monday morning, potentially causing traffic and back-ups on the roadway, due to detours.
Northbound commuters will need to exit at Handley-Ederville Road and continue on 121 frontage road before reentering the state highway. Southbound commuters will exit onto Trinity Boulevard, then turn west onto Handley-Ederville Road before they can travel north back onto southbound 121 frontage road and enter onto the highway through Big Fossil Creek.
As of 12:30 p.m., the roadway was experiencing extensive traffic in the area, with back-ups extending a few miles. Delays are expected to continue and commuters are advised to avoid the area or use alternate routes.