Road crews began shifting traffic Friday on North Texas' busiest
highway for construction of the Dallas High Five, a $260 million
interchange at LBJ and Central Expressway. The traffic shift, affecting
about 300,000 drivers who travel LBJ daily, is expected to last
at least until late spring 2003.
"This is the biggest major traffic switch of the project on
Interstate 635," said Pete Garza, High Five project manager
for the Texas transportation department. "It's going to take
time for motorists to get used to it."
The traffic switch was scheduled for sometime between 9 p.m. Friday
and 9 a.m. Saturday. Next week's changeover is scheduled to take
place from 7 p.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday.