Expect Massive Backups Heading Westbound on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge

Source: City of Dallas

I live in Oak Cliff, so when I leave our downtown offices I often take the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge home. And, since the bridge opened last year, hundreds of other west-of-the-Trinity residents have done the same thing every night. Traffic backs up on the bridge for commuters heading south on Beckley Avenue, forcing many of us to take Singleton Boulevard home. It’s not that big of a deal.

My route, though, will change starting today. As you can see from that blurry map above, the stretch of Beckley Avenue between Singleton and Commerce will be closed every day, starting, oh, 22 minutes ago. It’s for track repairs the Union Pacific Railroad is performing throughout West Dallas (Full list of detours and closures here). According to city hall, the stretch will be closed from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day, through Wednesday no end date has been set.

So, west-of-the-Trinity commuters: find a new route.