Learn about project updates as they unfold
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.
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
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
MCL Grand Theater
100 North Charles Street
Lewisville, Texas 75057
South Segment Meeting (Cities of Farmers Branch and Carrollton)
Monday, Oct. 21
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:
October 1, 2013
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.