Learn about project updates as they unfold

Mayhill Road closure at I-35E - April 23, 2014

Various lanes of north- and southbound Interstate 35E approaching Mayhill Road will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., Wednesday, April 23 through Saturday, May 3. During this closure, crews will prepare the roadway for the upcoming traffic shift and partial demolition of the bridge.

Mayhill Road will be closed at the I-35E frontage roads during this same time period. Detours are as follows:

  • Westbound traffic will be detoured to the northbound I-35E frontage road to Loop 288 and then back to the southbound I-35E frontage road to westbound Mayhill/State School Road.
  • Eastbound traffic will be detoured to the southbound I-35E frontage road to Post Oak Drive and then back to the northbound I-35E frontage road to eastbound Mayhill/State School Road.

Signage will be placed to alert motorists and local law enforcement officials will be on hand to assist with traffic management.

This closure is needed for work related to the 35Express project, an expansion of I-35E between US Highway 380 in Denton County and I-635 in Dallas County.

 

Overnight Closures of Loop 288 at I-35E in Denton - April 22, 2014

Loop 288 will be closed nightly at the I-35E frontage roads, through Wednesday, May 21 from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. During the closure, crews will partially demolish the Loop 288 bridge.

Traffic will be detoured as follows:

  • Eastbound Loop 288 will be detoured south to Mayhill Road, to the southbound frontage road, and back to eastbound Loop 288. 
  • Westbound Loop 288 will be detoured to Teasley Lane, to the northbound frontage road and back to westbound Loop 288.

This closure is needed for work related to the 35Express project, an expansion of I-35E between US Highway 380 in Denton County and I-635 in Dallas County.

 

Upcoming Closures on I-35E - March 27, 2014

Work continues on the 35Express project, an expansion of I-35E between U.S. Highway 380 in Denton County and I-635 in Dallas County.

As part of the project, various lane closures are scheduled for the north- and southbound lanes of the Lewisville Lake Bridge. Various north- and southbound lanes of I-35E between Lake Dallas Drive and Highland Village Road will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., Tuesday, April 1 through Friday, April 11 to allow crews to set concrete traffic barriers and restripe the roadway.

Various southbound main lanes between Luna and Crosby Roads will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., Monday March 31 through Sunday, April 12 as crews continue to shift traffic in preparation for bridge expansion.

The entrance ramp to northbound I-35E, just south of FM 407, will be closed Tuesday, April 1 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Traffic will be detoured north on the frontage road to the next entrance ramp, which is north of FM 407. Crews will set concrete traffic barriers to prepare for upcoming drainage work.

As with all closures, this work is subject to weather conditions and will be postponed if necessary.

On the south end of the project, traffic has been shifted on I-35E at Belt Line Road in order to set a concrete traffic barrier. In addition, bridge demolition work is ongoing at Valwood Parkway.

Further north, crews are expected to begin demolition work on the Loop 288 and Mayhill bridges by early April. While this work is being performed, there will be nightly closures of Loop 288 and Mayhill Road underneath I-35E and on the interstate in these areas.

 

Construction Update on I-35E - March 11, 2014

Crews continue work needed to widen bridges for the 35Express project, a 30-mile, $1.4 billion expansion of the Interstate 35E corridor from US Highway 380 in Denton County south to I-635 in Dallas County.

At the south end of the project, lanes at the Valwood Parkway, Crosby Road and Whitlock bridges have been restriped and traffic has shifted to accommodate work. Further north, work is progressing on the new southbound Lewisville Lake Bridge. Work on the Loop 288 and Mayhill Road bridges also has begun. Similar to the work at Bonnie Brae, crews will widen the bridges to the middle and partially demolish the inside of the structures. In order to complete this work, there will be nightly closures of Loop 288 and Mayhill Road underneath the bridges and various lane closures on the interstate in these areas.

The left lane of north- and southbound I-35E near Valley View Lane in Carrollton will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., Monday, March 3, through Saturday, March 8, to set a concrete traffic barrier. As with all closures, this work is subject to weather conditions.

Commuters interested in an update on the 35Express project are invited to attend one of three upcoming community meetings. Each meeting will highlight a different segment of the 30-mile corridor.

  • North Segment (Cities of Corinth and Denton): Monday, March 24, 6:30 p.m. in Room 207 of the Student Union at Texas Woman's University's Denton Campus.
  • Middle Segment (Cities of Lewisville, Highland Village, Lake Dallas and Hickory Creek): Tuesday, March 25, 6:30 p.m. in the MCL Grand Theater, 100 North Charles Street, in Lewisville.
  • South Segment (Cities of Farmers Branch and Carrollton): Thursday, March 27, 6:30 p.m. at the Farmers Branch City Hall, 13000 William Dodson Pkwy in Farmers Branch.

 

Construction Update on I-35E - February 25, 2014

Various lanes of north- and southbound I-35E between Corinth Parkway in Corinth and Mayhill Road in Denton will be closed overnight from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Tuesday, March 11 through Saturday, March 15. One lane will remain open to traffic at all times.

This closure is needed for work related to the 35Express project, an expansion of I-35E between US Highway 380 in Denton County and I-635 in Dallas County. All closures are subject to weather conditions and will be postponed, if necessary.

Crews also will close Whitlock Lane/Sandy Lake Road under I-35E at the frontage road nightly from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. through Saturday, May 17. Detours are as follows:

  • Westbound Whitlock Lane traffic will be detoured onto the northbound frontage road to Frankford Road and back around to the southbound frontage road.
  • Eastbound Sandy Lake Road traffic will be detoured onto the southbound frontage road to College Street and back around to the northbound frontage road.

 

Construction Update on I-35E - January 29, 2014

Work on I-35E continues as crews are preparing for work needed to widen the bridges at Bonnie Brae, Whitlock Lane, Crosby Road, Valwood Parkway and Valley View Lane.  Work on the bridge over Bonnie Brae Street is scheduled to start Thursday (Jan. 30).

The southbound HOV Lanes have been closed between I-635 and FM 3040 and the northbound lanes have been closed between I-635 and Whitlock Lane. Traffic has also been shifted on the southern end of the project to allow crews to safely work to remove the concrete median in the middle of the interstate.

Further north, crews continue to set piers for the new southbound Lewisville Lake bridge. Drainage work also continues near the northbound frontage road and FM 407 as crews get ready to place pavement for the new frontage road.

Various lanes on north- and southbound I-35E near the Whitlock Lane Bridge in Carrollton will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. through Feb. 8 (Saturday). Northbound traffic will be shifted east and southbound traffic will be shifted west.

This construction is needed for work related to the 35Express Project, an expansion of I-35E between US Highway 380 in Denton County and I-635 in Dallas County. All closures are subject to weather conditions and will be postponed, if necessary.

 

I-35E HOV lane closure extended - January 22, 2014

Crews working on I-35E have extended the southbound I-35E HOV lane closure north to FM 3040/Round Grove Road in Lewisville to improve mobility in the area. The southbound HOV lane closure now extends from FM 3040/Round Grove Road in Lewisville to I-635 in Dallas. The northbound HOV lane remains closed between I-635 and Whitlock Lane.

The north- and southbound HOV lanes between Whitlock Lane in Carrollton and I-635 in Dallas were permanently closed Jan. 13 as crews prepare to widen the bridges at Whitlock Lane, Crosby Road, Valwood Parkway and Valley View Lane.  The HOV lanes will be replaced by a reversible managed lane system that will open once construction on the project is complete in mid-2017.

These closures are needed for work related to the 35Express Project, an expansion of I-35E between US Highway 380 in Denton County and I-635 in Dallas County. All closures are subject to weather conditions and will be postponed, if necessary.

 

Various I-35E lanes to be closed for repairs - January 21, 2014

Various lanes on north- and southbound I-35E, from Valwood Parkway in Carrollton to US 380 in Denton, will be closed daily from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., through Saturday, Jan. 25 for road repairs. Motorists should also expect delays along the frontage roads in these areas as crews continue to repair potholes.

Other lane closures along I-35E include:

The left lane of north and south bound I-35E between Crosby and Luna Roads will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. through Saturday, Feb. 8, to set a concrete traffic barrier.

As work is being performed, northbound traffic will be shifted east and southbound traffic will be shifted west.

These closures are needed for work related to the 35Express Project, an expansion of I-35E between US Highway 380 in Denton County and I-635 in Dallas County. All closures are subject to weather conditions and will be postponed, if necessary.

 

I-35 HOV lane closure set for Carrollton - January 9, 2014

As construction on the 35Express project continues, the north and southbound high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes running from Whitlock Lane in Carrollton, south to I-635 in Dallas, will close permanently at 9 p.m., Jan. 13.

Once completed, I-35E will feature a pair of reversible managed toll lanes that will take the place of HOV lanes. The managed lanes will be reversed each day to handle southbound traffic in the morning, and northbound traffic in the evening. The goal of the managed lanes will be to ease congestion and keep traffic flowing at an average rate of 50 mph along the corridor.

In addition, as crews begin to prepare the Belt Line Road bridge for upcoming work, east- and westbound Main Street at the I-35E frontage road in Carrollton will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 12 through Friday, Jan. 17.

 

Various closures planned along I-35E - December 16, 2013

The following closures will be in place as crews perform work along Interstate 35E:

Denton:
  • A right lane of Bonnie Brae Street approaching the northbound I-35E service road will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16, through Wednesday, Dec. 18.
  • The northbound right lane of I-35E at Bonnie Brae Street will be closed from 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, until 6 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18.
  • The southbound right lane of I-35E at Bonnie Brae Street will be closed from 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, until 6 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19.
  • The right lane of the northbound I-35E frontage road between Regal Road and Wind River Lane in will be closed from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, to set concrete traffic barrier.
Lewisville:
  • The right lane of the southbound I-35E exit ramp to FM 407 will be closed from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16 to repair a damaged attenuator.
  • The right lane of the northbound I-35E frontage road between Millican Drive and Valley Ridge Circle will be closed daily from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16 through Friday, Dec. 20 to repair damaged guardrail.

These closures are needed for work related to the 35Express Project, an expansion of I-35E between US Highway 380 in Denton County and I-635 in Dallas County. All closures are subject to weather conditions and will be postponed, if necessary.

 

Construction to close frontage roads - December 4, 2013

The eastbound right lane of Bonnie Brae Street near I-35E will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4 through Friday, Dec. 6.

This closure is needed for work related to the 35Express Project, an expansion of I-35E between US Highway 380 in Denton County and I-635 in Dallas County. All closures are subject to weather conditions and will be postponed, if necessary.

 

Construction to close frontage roads - November 25, 2013

The eastbound lane of FM 407 between the north- and southbound Interstate 35E frontage roads will be closed from 9 a.m. until noon, Tuesday, Nov. 26 as part of the ongoing I-35E construction.  Traffic will be detoured to the southbound I-35E frontage road, to Valley Ridge Boulevard and then to the northbound I-35E frontage road and back to FM 407.

The right and left lanes of the northbound I-35E frontage road between State Highway 121/Sam Rayburn Tollway and just north of the exit ramp to FM 3040/Round Grove Road will be closed intermittently from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26 and Wednesday, Nov. 27.

All closures are subject to weather conditions and will be postponed, if necessary.

 

Additional frontage road lane closures this week - November 11, 2013

Some frontage road lane closures will be in place this week as part of the ongoing 35Express construction project.

  • The U-turn lane at the southbound I-35E frontage road and Valwood Parkway in Carrollton will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily through Nov. 15 (Friday).
  • The right lane of the northbound I-35E frontage road between Shady Shores Road and Pockrus Page Road will be closed from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. daily through Nov. 15 (Friday).
  • The right lane of the southbound I-35E frontage road will be closed between Bogard Lane and the FM 407 bridge from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily through Nov. 15 (Friday).
  • The right lane of the westbound Sam Rayburn Tollway (State Highway 121) frontage road will be closed between the I-35E frontage road and Lake Vista Drive from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily through Nov. 15 (Friday).

The 35Express construction project is an expansion of I-35E between U.S. Highway 380 in Denton County and I-635 in Dallas County.

 

Frontage road lane closures related to 35Express Project - November 5, 2013

Frontage road closures along Interstate 35E and Sam Rayburn Tollway (State Highway 121) will be in place this week during the ongoing 35Express construction project.

  • The right lane of the westbound Sam Rayburn Tollway (State Highway 121) frontage road between the I-35E frontage road and Lake Vista Drive will be closed from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day through Nov. 8 (Friday).
  • The left lane of the northbound I-35E frontage road between Mayhill Road and north of the entrance to Denton Regional Medical Center will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day through Nov. 11 (Monday). Access to the hospital will be maintained.

The 35Express construction project is an expansion of I-35E between U.S. Highway 380 in Denton County and I-635 in Dallas County. Closures are subject to weather conditions.

 

University Pass Program - October 24, 2013

Looking for an easy way to get to work or school? Want some extra time to study, sleep or catch up on work? Consider the Denton County Transportation Authority's University Pass Program, which offers reduced fares for University of North Texas students, faculty and staff on local and regional transportation systems.

The program offers two levels of participation: the Local System and Regional System. The Local System Passes are valid on the A-Train, Denton Connect, Connect RSVP and UNT Shuttles. The Regional System passes are valid on all of the local systems and fixed-route bus and rail services provided by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Trinity Railway Express and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority.

DCTA's A-Train connects Denton and Dallas counties six days a week, making two stops in Denton and three in Lewisville and connecting to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system in Carrollton. The A-Train takes 45 minutes to complete its entire route from the Downtown Denton station to the DART Trinity Mills station. Operating from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 5 a.m. until past midnight on Friday and 9:30 a.m. until past midnight with limited frequencies on Saturday, the A-Train's tracks run alongside Interstate 35 East.

University Passes can be purchased in person at the Downtown Denton Transit Center (608 E. Hickory, Denton) or online through UNT Parking and Transportation Services.

If you do not live near a bus route or A-train stop, ridesharing may be a good alternative to driving every day. UNT Parking and Transportation Services offer a ridesharing program that is tailored to the UNT community. This service allows for people to search through a bank of people that are willing to drive or need rides, then communicate through anonymous emails to arrange rides and expenses.

The ridesharing service can be accessed at the UNT Parking and Transportation website.

 

Community meetings - October 15, 2013

The public is invited to learn more about the 35Express Project, an expansion of Interstate 35E between US Highway 380 in Denton County and I-635 in Dallas County, by attending one of three community meetings. All meetings begin at 6 p.m. and will highlight a different segment of the 28-mile corridor.

Construction of the 35Express Project is being managed by AGL Constructors for the Texas Department of Transportation. AGL Constructors is a joint venture between Archer Western Contractors L.L.C., Granite Construction Incorporated and The Lane Construction Corporation in partnership with the design team of Parsons and HDR Inc. AGL has more than 10 years experience working along the I-35E corridor.

North Segment (Cities of Corinth and Denton)

Tuesday, Oct. 22
6 p.m.
Denton City Hall
215 E. McKinney Street
Denton, Texas 76201

Middle Segment (Cities of Lewisville, Highland Village, Hickory Creek, and Lake Dallas)

Monday, Oct. 28
6 p.m.
MCL Grand Theater
100 North Charles Street
Lewisville, Texas 75057

South Segment Meeting (Cities of Farmers Branch and Carrollton)

Monday, Oct. 21
6 p.m.
Farmers Branch City Hall
13000 William Dobson Parkway
Farmers Branch, Texas 75234

Those unable to attend the meeting may follow along on Twitter, @35Express, use #35ExpressChat to ask questions or join the conversation.

Students, faculty and staff can keep updated on the construction at:

AGL Constructors, the project developer, also offers several venues for updates including:

 

Construction begins - October 1, 2013

I-35E construction segment map

I-35E segment map

Reconstruction of I-35E between U.S. Highway 380 in Denton south to Interstate 635 will begin in October. An official groundbreaking on Oct. 3 will launch the four-year project, which includes 28 miles of I-35.

The $4.8 billion project includes the addition of managed lanes, general purpose lanes, improvements to various bridges and a new southbound bridge over Lake Lewisville.

Construction should begin in mid-October on the bridges at Bonnie Brae, U.S. Highway 77, Mayhill Road, McCormick Road, FM 407, Whitlock Lane, Crosby Road, Valwood Parkway, and Valley View Lane. Work on the Lake Lewisville bridge is expected to begin in November.

In addition, the segment of I-35 that stretches from US 380 in Denton to Swisher Road or FM 2181 in Corinth will be expanded from four to six lanes. The bridges at North Texas Boulevard, Post Oak and Corinth Parkway also will be expanded. Turbeville Road will be connected to the north- and southbound I-35E frontage roads. Both frontage roads also will be rebuilt. This work is expected to take place in 2014.

The Texas Department of Transportation also publishes Project tracker, a quarterly update on the project.