Since 2015, cross-town commuters in Dallas have enjoyed much needed mobility improvements, traffic relief, reduced traffic accidents and improved quality of life thanks to the innovative LBJ TEXpress. But head east of US 75, and that driving experience comes to a screeching halt.
That is about to change.
Officials from the Texas Department of Transportation, North Central Texas Council of Governments, Dallas County, and the cities of Dallas, Garland and Mesquite have worked for decades with nearby neighborhood and economic development leaders to address the dangerous traffic congestion that plagues I-635 from US 75 to I-30. After some unexpected political bumps in the road in 2017 and 2018 -- and a swift response by nearby neighbors who repeatedly traveled to Austin to make their voices heard -- the time is here.
It's finally going to happen.
The long-awaited solution, called LBJ East, is scheduled to begin construction by mid-2020. For the 200,000+ drivers who daily endure that stretch of I-635, the LBJ East project can't happen fast enough. With construction planned through 2024, make sure you're in the loop on planned closures and detours.
Stay in the driver's seat as the LBJ East moves forward.
Note the signature bridge at Skillman Street,
included in the master plan for this project.
Buckle up, and let's get this project moving!
Construction on I-635 to expand and enhance LBJ East is scheduled to run from 2020 to 2024. Make sure you are in the driver's seat when it comes to planning your commute and knowing about road closures or detours.
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