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What’s Going On at Josey Lane?

With Josey Lane among one of the last cross streets along LBJ to begin its makeover as part of the project, drivers should expect an increased amount of activities around the intersection in the coming months.

Last fall, traffic was reduced both northbound and southbound along Josey under IH-635 to begin improvements.

Crews have an array of items to accomplish, including drainage, medians, building both U-Turns, and removing and rebuilding the current pavement.

Unlike its neighboring cross street Webb Chapel Road, Josey will be kept open during its reconstruction, however, will continue to have the number of lanes reduced throughout this duration.

We anticipate all lanes to re-open at Josey by late Spring. In the meantime, some closures to look out for around Josey include:

  • Wednesday, January 21st – Begin the long-term closure of southbound Josey Lane at IH-635. All southbound traffic will be detoured westbound along the frontage road, and use the Denton Drive west-to-east U-TURN to get back to southbound Josey. Josey will have two lanes going northbound at this time.
  • Friday, January 23rd at 9 pm to Monday, January 26 at 6 am – The westbound frontage road at Josey Lane will be closed to install drainage. Traffic may use Webb Chapel Road, Valley View Lane and Villa Creek as detours. Motorists are advised to follow posted signs.
  • Ongoing until Spring 2015 – In addition to some lane closures along Josey due to reconstruction, there may be some lanes closed at night to assist in construction on the main lanes overhead. Highway construction has also been causing various main lanes to be closed along the eastbound and westbound general purpose lanes between I-35E and Josey.

*NOTE: Dates will be updated if postponed due to weather and other unexpected schedule changes.

TEXPRESS Lanes Around Josey Lane

Besides Josey under IH-635 being re-done, there are also TEXPress Lanes being built over the cross street. Ever wondered how the finished TEXPress Lanes will look like in this area?

Believe it or not, the widest point of the LBJ Express Project is located directly west of Josey.  Combining the number of lanes along the frontage roads, general purpose lanes, TEXPress lanes and bypass lanes, there will be 28 total lanes at this wide point!

Here is a better look at the TEXpress lanes near Josey Lane. Click images to enlarge.

Looking East: A digital rendering of the widest point of LBJ, located directly west of Josey Lane.

Looking East: A digital rendering of the widest point of LBJ, located directly west of Josey Lane.

 

Looking towards the IH-35E interchange: LBJ's widest point under construction. Photo taken October 2014.

Looking towards the IH-35E interchange: LBJ’s widest point under construction. Photo taken October 2014.

 

Looking east: a finished LBJ just west of Josey. You can see that the future TEXpress lanes coing from IH-35E will begin descending just after the Josey intersection. By the time you reach Webb Chapel travelling along these lanes, you will be completely below-level.

Looking east: a finished LBJ just west of Josey. You can see that the future TEXpress lanes coming from IH-35E will begin descending just after the Josey intersection. By the time you reach Webb Chapel travelling along these lanes, you will be completely below-level.

Upcoming Drainage Work Leads to Multiple Weekend Closures in January

The LBJ Express team will begin the first month of the new year with major closures related to drainage work, specifically along the main lanes and frontage roads between the Webb Chapel Road and Marsh Lane vicinity.

Having been postponed a few times due to weather (we initially planned to perform the work before the holiday season),  we are preparing to move forward with it this month in hopes that mother nature will cooperate. Preparatory work will begin tonight, however, actual installation of drainage will not begin until the end of next week .

SCHEDULE

Thursday, January 8

The eastbound frontage road between Webb Chapel and Marsh will be reduced to one lane at 8 p.m. Operations such as milling asphalt and excavation in order to prepare for next week’s drainage installation will begin the following morning.

 

 

Friday, January 16 at 9 p.m. to Monday, January 19 at 6 a.m. – PHASE 1

All lanes of eastbound IH-635 between Webb Chapel and Marsh will be closed to perform the first phase of drainage installation. All traffic will be directed to the frontage road — while the eastbound exit to Marsh is not currently available at the moment, it will be reopened just for the weekend to enable traffic flow during the full lane closures. The closures and detour in place will be continuous through the weekend.

LBJ Drainage - Phase 1

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Friday, January 23 at 9 p.m. to Monday, January 26 at 6 a.m. – PHASE 2

The westbound frontage road between Marsh and Webb Chapel will be closed. All traffic will be detoured northbound on Marsh and Valley View Lane to avoid the closure. The westbound exit to Webb Chapel, and the westbound on-ramp from Marsh will both be closed as well.

LBJ Drainage - Phase 2

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Friday, January 30 at 9 p.m. to February, 2 at 6 a.m. – PHASE 3

All lanes of westbound IH-635 between Marsh and Webb Chapel will be closed. All traffic MUST exit to the frontage road using the Webb Chapel exit ramp and re-enter the main lanes via the Marsh on-ramp. The closures and detour in place will be continuous through the weekend.

LBJ Drainage - Phase 3

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