Ramps will close this weekend in Grapevine for I-635/SH 121 bottleneck project

A new SH 121 interchange at FM 2499 will be constructed as  ttpart of the upcoming $370 million DFW Connector project.

A new SH 121 interchange at FM 2499 will be constructed as ttpart of the upcoming $370 million DFW Connector project.

A news release from the DFW Connector Project revealed that ramps will close starting tonight for the I-635/SH 121 interchange project. This signals the major work on the interchange that will begin in the coming weeks.

The $370 million Texas Department of Transportation project includes rebuilding and widening SH 121 north of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to accommodate new interchanges for SH 121 at I-635 and FM 2499. The Bass Pro Drive bridge in Grapevine will also be widened to six lanes and reconstructed along with the frontage roads. The project is expected to be complete in 2022.

This weekend, drivers will see closures at the following locations:

Westbound I-635 off-ramp to northbound SH 121/FM 2499

  • 8 p.m. Sept. 6 to 6 a.m. Sept. 7

  • All lanes will be closed for roadway work.

  • Traffic will be detoured to Bass Pro Drive.


Westbound I-635 off-ramp to northbound SH 121/FM 2499 and Bass Pro Drive

  • 8 p.m. Sept. 7 to 6 a.m. Sept. 10

  • All lanes will be closed for roadway work.

  • A detour map is available¬†here.


Northbound SH 121 off-ramp to FM 2499

  • 8 p.m. Sept. 7 to 6 a.m. Sept. 10

  • One left lane will be open and one right lane will be closed for roadway work.


Southbound SH 121 off-ramp to eastbound I-635/Bass Pro Drive

  • 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Sept. 10

  • All lanes will be closed for utility work.

  • Traffic will be detoured to the frontage road and then to SH 26.


Visit www.dfwconnector.com for future closures.
By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.