Getting around the LBJ Express Project is improving on an almost weekly basis. Commuters and residents in the area will see improved access as they travel both east and west along the corridor. With the first phase of the new LBJ Express set to open soon, the future of Texas highways is within sight.
By next week, drivers on the eastbound lanes from Marsh to Midway will see a brand new frontage road open, allowing access alongside the new general purpose lanes where there previously was no access. Like I-635′s new bypass lanes, this additional route for local traffic will alleviate traffic-pressure on the main lanes and make everyone’s drive a little easier as they go to work, holiday shopping or visit friends and family.
Recently, the eastbound bypass lanes over Josey and Webb Chapel were also opened. With almost all LBJ bypass ramps open, it’s never been easier to move along LBJ’s frontage roads, making access to shopping and entertainment along LBJ significantly easier for local traffic. Once major construction is complete, this bypass will also be accessible from I-635 and the ramps from I-35E.
A TxDOT-generated video, depicting the eastbound Josey and Webb Chapel bypass.
Those wishing to avoid stopping at intersections can simply stay in the left lane, drive over the intersection and continue on to their destination, relieving pressure on the main lanes, the frontage roads and intersections. Truly a win-win scenario for everyone.
Bypasses are available on the westbound frontage roads at Park Central, Midway, Webb Chapel and Josey. Traffic bypassing Webb Chapel must also bypass Josey, but traffic from Webb Chapel can bypass Josey by merging onto the bypass.
A bypass underneath Preston Road is planned for the westbound side and will open with a later phase in the project.
Going eastbound, bypasses are available over Josey and Webb Chapel, as well as Park Central further to the east.
Message boards and signs will be placed along the roadway to advise motorists of all changes, closures and detours. Closures and openings are subject to scheduling and weather conditions and will be postponed, if necessary.
For the latest on lane closures and traffic-related news, go to the “Lane Closures” listing at www.lbjexpress.com.