The Jefferson Viaduct becomes a two-way street with bike lanes Monday, March 11, as the Houston Street bridge closes for streetcar construction. The Jefferson bridge closes for striping and reconfiguration at 9 p.m. Friday, March 8, and reopens at 5 a.m. Monday.
The Jefferson bridge is where my buddy was blindsided by a neglectful driver and seriously injured last year. I am afraid every time I ride over it. Could this temporary configuration slow traffic and create an actual safe way to get to downtown from Oak Cliff on a bike? Bicycle commuters will let us know what they think next week.