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.