The construction is going away and the on- and off-ramps for the new Bryant Parkway exit are here to stay. Exit 124 will double Interstate 30’s access to Bryant. Exit 123 has been around for decades. Bryant Parkway is formerly Raymar Road and Echo Lake Road.
The Bryant Parkway Ramp Project, which began construction late April, added new on- and off-ramps to both east and westbound lanes on I-30, providing direct access to and from Bryant Parkway. The work consisted of removing the existing median barrier wall, installing new drainage, building new foundations for the sign structures, paving and the installation of a new concrete median barrier wall.
Adding the ramps opens many opportunities for economic development in the city. It allows access to the undeveloped commercial property that fronts I-30, additional access to the businesses along Highway 5 as well as connecting to the airport property and south Reynolds once Bryant Parkway South is completed.
Travelers who were driving eastbound earlier had morning access to the ramps, and workers with Kiewit Construction and Engineering Services, are finishing up the final details to have the westbound lanes opening before end of day Wednesday.
“This project means more positive growth for Bryant. Its completion will improve current street connectivity and relieve traffic congestion at Exit 123/Reynolds Road, lessening commute time, and improving public safety response times” stated Mayor Jill Dabbs. “In addition, the completion of this project could not be more timely as it will ease the construction pain of widening Highway 5 North through Bryant.”
Mayor Dabbs encourages those with questions about this project to contact the mayor’s office at 501-943-0302.