CORINTH — The pews are long gone, the stained-glass windows have been replaced and a bulletin board covers up the baptistery. The bell-less steeple remains, but the inside of the red building is a bit chaotic with cardboard boxes strewn about and memories tucked away.
Drivers may want to slow down on Interstate 35E between Denton County and north Dallas. Police and state troopers say they have been increasing their presence in the 35Express construction zone that spans about 30 miles between U.S. Highway 380 in Denton and Interstate 635 in Dallas.
Only a small portion of the Corinth Parkway bridge remains standing Sunday pver Interstate 35E after a demolition crew started chipping away at it Saturday night. The work is part of the 35Express highway widening project.
It has taken ingenuity, hard work and a lot of man hours, but the structure running alongside Interstate 35E and over Lewisville Lake is starting to look like a bridge.
The growth in 2013 in Denton County has led to a veritable building boom for 2014. Construction is underway for a new jail, new fire stations, new restaurants, a new university dormitory and a new school, and plans are in the works to ask voters for additional funds to continue improving the local infrastructure. Roadwork, moreover, is expected to kick into high gear this year.