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    TXDOT The Irving Diamond Interchange: SH 114, SH 183, Loop 12, Spur 482

    Diamond Interchange highway projects under way near Texas Stadium in Irving
    01:42 PM CDT on Sunday, April 19, 2009
    By BRANDON FORMBY / The Dallas Morning News
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    The dirt is flying around Irving's shuttered Texas Stadium with renovations under way on that area's four major thoroughfares.

    The $518 million worth of highway projects are aimed at transforming how motorists maneuver through state highways 114 and 183, Loop 12 and Spur 482.

    State transportation and Irving city officials say the dramatic transformations will also forever change how drivers travel throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The projects will add direct highway connections, flyover bridges and extra highway lanes to an area famous for problematic entrances, exits and switchovers.

    In several instances, motorists must exit highway main lanes or use cloverleafs to get from one highway to another. Current plans would add direct connections off of and on to the main lanes of most of the highways surrounding the stadium site.

    The Texas Department of Transportation plans to add more main lanes to Highway 183, Highway 114 and Loop 12. Those three highways will also see new managed HOV lanes.

    "It's definitely a project that's going to enhance traffic flow throughout the metroplex because of where it's located," said Michelle Releford, a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Transportation.

    TxDOT has begun the first phase of the project, which encompasses the interchange of Highway 114 and Loop 12. The entire series of projects – dubbed the Diamond Interchange – is expected to be complete in six to seven years.

    State and city officials admit that construction during that time period will prove problematic to daily commuters. But the end result, they say, will benefit the entire region.

    "It's a nexus of all the freeways in western Dallas County," said Jim Cline, Irving's public works director.

    TxDOT's changes to the roadways immediately surrounding the stadium site are expected to enhance accessibility to whatever development the city attracts to the area.

    "It cracks the code of getting to this site," Cline said.

    The city, the University of Dallas and Southwest Premier Properties are pursuing separate development deals for their respective parcels of land around the interchange.

    Two stations along Dallas Area Rapid Transit's coming light-rail line are also planned for the area. One will open along with the Orange Line in 2011 and provide access to the university and a planned outlet mall on its land. The other will open at a later date and will provide access to the stadium site, which the city took over last month after the Dallas Cowboys left for their new $1.1 billion stadium in Arlington.

    Until the city finds a viable redevelopment project to replace the stadium, TxDOT will lease the site as a staging area for the construction projects.

    Releford said a main consideration for the reconfigured highways was how best to get motorists to and from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Much of the construction is also being done in conjunction with the designs for DART's Orange Line.

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    I wondered what they were doing here but didn't realize it was such a dramatic improvement.

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    Are there any diagrams or anything so we can visualize the changes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tamtagon
    Are there any diagrams or anything so we can visualize the changes?
    http://www.keepitmovingdallas.com/NR...CONS061107.pdf
    http://www.keepitmovingdallas.com/Texas+Stadium/

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    Anyone here knows who had the project?

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    http://transportationblog.dallasnews...hway-114.html/

    The Texas Department of Transportation has control of the old Texas Stadium site through 2019, and as you’ll note in the video above, which was posted by the city of Irving on Monday, the LBJ Express-ers are currently using the spot to fabricate beams for IH-635′s extreme makeover. That, more or less, was the point of the video: to show off how the would-be, could-be, maybe-one-day Crossroads DFW site (or whatever) is being used now.

    But that wasn’t enough for Irving’s chief development officer, Doug Janeway, who amped up the presentation by opening it with a sneak peek at the new-look bridge over StateHighway 114 — an “iconic” and partially enclosed drive-n-walk-way intended to mimic the former home of the Dallas Cowboys. Which is the decided highlight of this short film. . .
    More at the jump, including rendering/video/link right back to this thread/and so on.


    Source: http://www.youtube.com/user/thecityofirving

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    I am so relieved the Irving folks are so intent this early on to make sure an "iconic" bridge, a landmark, punctuates Irving City Limits here. Visual markers like this, and the MHH Bridge in Dallas, are critical to community identity and helps promote a sense of well being.

    It's kinda funny, too, how the Irving Booster club touts the bridge as a gateway to Irving.... but most people will really associate the bridge with entering or leaving Dallas. haha
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    I was able to get out to that site in early december and got some aerial photos of the area. http://www.flickr.com/photos/4878365...7632225626794/


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    So what is actually happening with the SH 183 project?

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    -State and local officials announced Friday that they will move forward with plans to hire a private developer and rebuild Texas 183 from near Industrial Boulevard in Euless to Interstate 35E in Dallas, including the roads surrounding the former Texas Stadium site in Irving. The project, which could total $3.8 billion over the next several decades, might also include a makeover of Loop 12 near the stadium site, as well as Texas 114 from the stadium area to the north airport entrance in Grapevine.

    The first phase could begin as soon as mid-2014 and be completed in 2019, TxDOT officials said.

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    The next major highway construction project will start later this year with State Highway 183 getting a facelift and managed toll lanes.
    The $850 million project begins where the North Tarrant Express ends at Industrial Boulevard at the Bedford/Euless border and it ends at the junction with Interstate 35E in Dallas. The project also includes portions of Loop 12 and State Highway 114 near the old Texas Stadium site in Irving.
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    Another major highway project about to get started. So you have 75 in McKinney, 635 in Dallas, 35W in FW from downtown past 820, 820 through mid cities and up to 35W, DFW Connector about done, I-30 HOV construction going on all the way to Arlington, Chisolm Trail from FW to Cleburne and 35E to Denton getting ramped up. What am I missing? Seems like a lot of activity.

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    There is some interchange work at 114 and and future tollway 170. Since Westlake is extremely strict on its development standards, the bridges are very low-key and have a rich brown paint scheme…very attractive.

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    Did I read it correctly that they are only reconstructing one side of the freeway on the West bound side? Yikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by R1070 View Post
    Did I read it correctly that they are only reconstructing one side of the freeway on the West bound side? Yikes
    That's correct, westbound and texpress lanes. The way the ROW seems to have been purchased, I imagine this is the way the construction will be ordered. But it again illustrates how I feel like DFW seems to get so shafted compared to other metros in the state.

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    That's so bizarre to me.

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    The ROW is being prepared on the north side(westbound side) is pretty significant. I don't know how big, but it looks like the freeway will ultimately be at least 250% wider and all of that addition is on the north side of the current freeway. It looks like they could build the entire westbound structure without really touching the current structure, then tear down the current westbound for lanes and build the Texpress/HOV lanes and have them act as eastbound lanes while they get funds or just repave the eastbound sections. There is a diagram of it somewhere. Thought it was in this thread. Here's one that I remember seeing, but there's a technical drawing somewhere.

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    State approves long-sought renovation of State Highway 183

    http://transportationblog.dallasnews...hway-183.html/

    But that east-west corridor isn’t the only Irving thoroughfare that will get a remake. The project includes work on the Diamond Interchange, where State Highways 114 and 183, Loop 12 and Spur 482 all come together (they form that loop that surrounds the old Texas Stadium site).

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    New Visions for Former Texas Stadium Site

    By Christine Lee
    Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014
    Updated 6:30 PM CDT

    The site of where Texas Stadium once stood could go through a huge makeover.

    Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne recently met with the city's potential developer, Oliver McMillan, at the International Conference of Shopping Centers in Las Vegas, where the developer showcased its plans to transform the currently vacant lot.

    Van Duyne said this could turn out to be a billion dollar project with a half million square feet of retail.

    "We're looking at boutique hotels, theaters, potentially department stores, housing, office space right along our DART rail line," she said.

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    So the McMillan proposal is only concerned about the TX stadium site, not the UD or trucking site?
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