Bridge demolition, traffic switch to close lanes at SH 121/I-635 interchange in Grapevine this weekend, Aug. 9-12

Work continues to widen the SH 121/I-635 interchange near Bass Pro Drive bridge in Grapevine.

Work continues to widen the SH 121/I-635 interchange near Bass Pro Drive bridge in Grapevine.

Several lane closures are set to take place this weekend around the north Grapevine area. NorthGate Constructors will conduct two major operations from Aug. 9-Aug. 12 for the I-635/SH 121 interchange project. The first operation will switch traffic onto the new eastbound Bass Pro Drive bridge over SH 121. The second will demolish the former westbound Bass Pro Drive bridge over SH 121.

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 bridge in Grapevine will also be widened to six lanes and reconstructed along with the frontage roads. The project is expected to be completed in 2022.

Here are the closures drivers should be aware of as they travel through this area:

Bass Pro Drive



  • All lanes will close on Bass Pro Drive at SH 121 from 8 p.m. Aug. 9 to 6 a.m. Aug. 12. During this time, crews will switch traffic onto the new eastbound Bass Pro Drive bridge over SH 121. Click here for a detour map. Once the weekend switch is completed, all Bass Pro Drive traffic will be on the new eastbound Bass Pro Drive bridge in a temporary configuration to allow work to progress at this intersection.


Northbound SH 121/FM 2499



  • All lanes will close at Bass Pro Drive from 8 p.m. Aug. 9 to 6 a.m. Aug. 12 to allow crews to demolish the former westbound Bass Pro Drive bridge over SH 121. Traffic will be detoured to the frontage road.


Southbound SH 121



  • All lanes will close at FM 2499/Grapevine Mills Parkway from 8 p.m. Aug. 9 to 6 a.m. Aug. 12 to allow crews to demolish the former westbound Bass Pro Drive bridge over SH 121. Traffic will be detoured to the frontage road.


Southbound SH 121/FM 2499 off-ramp to eastbound I-635



  • This ramp will fully close from 8 p.m. Aug. 9 to 6 a.m. Aug. 12 to allow crews to demolish the former westbound Bass Pro Drive bridge over SH 121. Traffic will be detoured to Main Street. Click here for a map.


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



  • This ramp will fully close from 8 p.m. Aug. 9 to 6 a.m. Aug. 12 to allow crews to demolish the former westbound Bass Pro Drive bridge over SH 121. Traffic will be detoured to Bass Pro Drive.




Drivers are advised to allow extra time to navigate these work zones. Crews will continue bridge demolition Aug. 16-19 on the former eastbound Bass Pro Drive bridge. More information can be found at www.dfwconnector.com.
By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the Frisco and McKinney editions.


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