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Star-Telegram: Part of Fort Worth’s Main Street to close as work revs up on Panther Island bridges

Motorists who use North Main Street to travel between downtown Fort Worth and the Stockyards should be prepared to use a detour — for roughly the next three years.

Starting at 3 a.m. Saturday, North Main Street will be closed in both directions between Northeast Seventh and 11th streets — not far from LaGrave Field and the Coyote Drive-In theater. Traffic will be detoured to Commerce Street and delays for drivers are expected to be minimal.

The reason? Workers will be building a new bridge as part of the nearly $1 billion Panther Island project that will eventually carry North Main Street traffic over a re-routed portion of the Trinity River.

The bridge will be built over dry land so that when the money is available to re-route the river, the road will already be in place.

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