It's a nightmare out there for DFW drivers, with lane closures on three major roadways.
"Everytime you turn around, they're doing something," said driver, Natalie Smith. "No matter where you go anymore, all you see is construction."
From now until May 25, drivers want to avoid Hwy 114 at all costs.
Construction for the DFW Connector Project has completely shut down two sections of the highway.
All lanes traveling eastbound on Hwy 114, between William D. Tate Ave. and Main St., are closed for bridge work.
There are also some full lane closures, both Eastbound and Westbound on Hwy 114 near Loop 12.
Drivers are being directed to frontage roads, causing major backups.
"I can see it from miles away," said Brenda Gribble. "So, I would say a lot of people want to avoid it. It definitely is adding more time, I mean hours, to get around this area on the weekends."
Move Northeast to Collin County, and there's another major construction project causing headaches.
NTTA Spokesperson Susan Slupecki said, "Basically crews are constructing, a five-level interchange that will feature eight direct connectors linking the two roadways of the Dallas North Tollway and the Sam Rayburn Tollway."
Northbound Dallas Pkwy, between Hwy 121 and the Dallas North Tollway is closed from Friday until May 16.
Also, Hwy 121's Southwest bound frontage round will be closed where it intersects with Dallas Pkwy.
Since construction began in 2010, NTTA has continually redirected traffic, causing some confusion for drivers.
"It's not just here. It's on a lot of my path that I take everyday," said Ms. Breinzi. "So, sometimes, there's some frustration with yesterday that lane got me to where I needed it to and today it doesn't."
A straight shot south, and there's another problem area.
Construction on the LBJ Express began this year, and starting Sunday morning, LBJ drivers are going to be noticing some big changes.
Eastbound HOV lanes will be closed between Luna and Midway roads.
And, Westbound HOV lanes will also be closed between Midway Rd. and Joe Ratcliff Pedestrian Walkway.
"We've actually been under construction since the beginning of the year," said LBJ Express Spokesperson Lara Kohl, "but this closure of the HOV lanes is going to be the first significant impact I think drivers are going to experience."
LBJ Driver Mark Liable said, "635 is painful when it's bad, even on the weekends, it's busy. It's already bad now, it's hard to imagine for five years it being worse."Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times