Part of I-35E in Dallas to close this weekend

If you have plans to head south from Downtown Dallas this weekend, you should avoid Interstate 35E near the Dallas Zoo.

Both northbound and southbound lanes of the interstate will be closed between Marsalis Avenue and 8th Street. The closures are scheduled to start at 9 p.m. Friday and end at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

All traffic will be diverted to the frontage roads as crews work on removing a bridge and setting beams. The overpass bridges will be closed as well.

Those headed out to the Dallas Zoo will be impacted but there are alternative routes. On southbound I-35E you can exit at Riverfront Boulevard or if you’re headed north you can exit at Illinois Avenue. Another option for getting to the zoo is to take the DART Red Line.

Drivers are also encouraged to watch out for highway signs that will be set up to help people navigate around all the construction.