On Friday, May 17th, the LBJ Express Project leadership team from Trinity Infrastructure LLC and LBJ Infrastructure Group, LLC, along with the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT), hosted a contingency of local elected officials for a briefing on the LBJ Express Project as it reached the halfway mark.
The briefing was part of the ongoing communication effort by the LBJ Express Project team to ensure key stakeholders are aware of progress and upcoming construction plans. The forum allowed the officials to learn about upcoming designs and construction prior to the public announcement, as well as to ask questions about what drivers will experience over the next few months so they can help communicate that information to their constituents.
The LBJ Express Project team and TXDOT briefed some two dozen attendees, including local elected officials from Dallas County and surrounding cities, as well as staff members from the offices of area state and federal lawmakers.
TxDOT’s Bill Hale addresses the crowd
Project leadership team
ALL BYPASS LANES AND FRONTAGE ROADS ON I-635 BETWEEN JOSEY AND MIDWAY WILL BE OPEN BY THANKSGIVING 2013.
Over the coming weeks, drivers will witness innovative efforts of project planners to increase local mobility for adjacent businesses and motorist by ramping up construction of bypass lanes and frontage roads in many areas between the Dallas North Tollway and I-35.
- By taking advantage of lower summertime traffic volumes it will allow for the opening of the new continuous frontage roads and all the bypass lanes this year rather than the end of 2015.
- Providing improved incident responses in the corridor and increasing local mobility for adjacent businesses and the traveling public.
- One main lane in each direction of LBJ between I-35 and the Dallas North Tollway (DNT) will be utilized to construct bypass lanes 2 years earlier than planned.
- Upcoming Configuration – 3 lanes with 10’ shoulders and longer ramps, in most areas, providing emergency vehicle access for incident responses.
- The 3 lane configuration will be in place until the end of the project, however as progress is made new pavement will open.
MAP OF UPCOMING OPERATIONS IN PLACE BY THANKSGIVING
CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS OPEN BY THANKSGIVING
Note: A bypass lane is an auxiliary lane that allows drivers to bypass signals at major intersections. They allow for the continuous flow of traffic along the frontage road.