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Final Paving Along Westbound I-635, Weekend of April 24

UPDATED 04.24.2015: The following work has been post-poned.

Having encountered several weather delays in the past few weekends in order to begin final paving operations, LBJ crews will move forward with the rescheduling of final paving work along westbound IH-635 between Josey and IH-35E this weekend.

Beginning Friday, April 24 at 9 p.m., we will have all lanes closed along westbound I-635 between the Webb Chapel exit and just east of I-35E. A detailed description of all associated closures and exhibits are provided below.

This final paving of the main lanes is one out of several operations scheduled in the next few weekends to place final pavement on the newly constructed main lanes. Large detours will be in place and will cause delays for these required operations, so we highly encourage drivers to make careful decisions about commutes.  Also, stay tuned as we plan to post exhibits for these upcoming closures on the blog within the next few weeks.

For any help with planning commutes or clarification on any of the detour routes listed below, please contact info@lbjexpress.com or call the LBJ Hotline at (214) 960-5711.

SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEKEND OF APRIL 24

FINAL PAVING ALONG WESTBOUND IH-635 FROM JOSEY TO IH-35E

WB-Josey-to-35E

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When: Starts Friday, April 24 at 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Monday, April 27.

Associated Closures:

  • All lanes westbound IH-635 between Webb Chapel exit to just east of IH-35E interchange closed.
  • The westbound frontage road from Marsh Lane to Webb Chapel will be closed.
  • Westbound Midway on-ramp closed.
  • Westbound Marsh on-ramp closed.
  • Westbound Josey on-ramp closed.
  • Connector ramp from westbound IH-635 to southbound IH-35E will be closed.
  • Connector ramp from westbound IH635 to northbound IH-35E will be closed.
  • The TEXPress lanes from westbound IH-635 to northbound IH-35E will be free during this weekend.
  • The TEXPress lanes from westbound IH-635 to southbound IH-35E will be free during this weekend.

Detour: All westbound IH-635 traffic will be detoured to the frontage road, and will enter the bypass ramps over Webb Chapel/Josey. Drivers will continue towards the TEXPress lanes (free during operations), heading northbound on IH-35E (towards Denton) and following the marked detours (UTurn at Valwood Parkway and taking the SB exit ramp) to re-enter the westbound IH-635 main lanes.

Closures are weather permitting and may be postponed.

Westbound Marsh Exit to Open Soon

Over the weeks, drivers have probably noticed what looks like an additional lane being built along the westbound main lanes just past Midway Road.

Soon, this will open up to be the new westbound exit to Marsh Lane.

Photo taken February 2015. Shows the opening along westbound IH-635 for the new Marsh exit ramp to open in early March.

Photo taken February 2015. Shows the opening along westbound IH-635 for the new Marsh exit ramp to open in early March. Click image to view larger.

This week, crews aim to restripe portions of the main lanes and frontage road to accommodate the new ramp, just as long as the weather permits.

By next week, we anticipate to have the new Marsh exit available for public use.

Once the new Marsh exit ramp opens, it will enable the continuation of construction of  the permanent westbound bypass ramp over Midway. When the bypass lane was opened in 2013, only part of the ramp was in permanent condition.

With the construction of the bypass ramp still needed, what this means is that the  current westbound bypass ramp over Midway will need to be closed for approximately six weeks. So accompanying the opening of the Marsh exit will be the long-term closure of the Midway bypass at the same time.

WB-Midway-Bypass

Photo taken early February. Shows the location of the entrance to the permanent Midway bypass from the westbound frontage road, when constructed. Click image to view larger.

When bypass construction is complete, the entrance to the Midway bypass ramp will be found further east from its current location along the westbound frontage road,  closer to Welch Road.

 

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