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UPCOMING LBJ EXPRESS CONSTRUCTION: Week of September 2-8

*All work schedules are subject to change, weather permitting

UPCOMING WORK: Segment 1 – I-35 + Luna to Josey

FUTURE CONSTRUCTION AND CLOSURES

Upcoming Work:

  • Various lane closures on I-35E and I-635 through Sept. 15.
  • Closures on the I-635 westbound frontage road and Josey on-ramp during September.
  • Nightly full closures on Josey in September.
  • Traffic switch on the eastbound main lanes to the new roadway at Josey. Traffic switch on the westbound main lanes at Josey. Ends in September.
  • Full closure of Josey Lane throughout the entire weekend at the end of September.

UPCOMING WORK: Segment 2 – Josey to Dallas North Tollway

FUTURE CONSTRUCTION AND CLOSURES

Week of September 2-8:

  • Nightly various lanes closed along eastbound and westbound I-635 from Welch to Josey.
  • Daily left lane closure of westbound frontage road between Marsh and Joe Ratcliff on Sept. 4, 5 and 6.
  • Nightly left lane closure of westbound frontage road between Marsh and Joe Ratcliff on Sept. 3, 4 and 5.
  • Daily northbound/southbound left lane closures at Midway (north of westbound frontage road). Dates to be determined.
  • Daily northbound/southbound right lane closures at Midway (north of westbound frontage road). Dates to be determined.
  • Closure of the eastbound frontage road from Midway to Welch. Daytime, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and nightly, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Upcoming Work:

  • Opening of the eastbound Webb Chapel bypass bridge at the end of September.
  • Opening of the westbound Midway bypass on Sept. 13.
  • Daily northbound/southbound left lane closures at the Midway median (north of westbound frontage road). Dates to be determined.
  • Daily northbound/southbound left lane closures at Midway (south of eastbound frontage road). Dates to be determined.
  • Daily northbound/southbound right lane closures at Midway (south of eastbound frontage road). Dates to be determined.
  • Closure of Valley View on Sept. 16.
  • Traffic shift of the westbound main lanes from  Welch to Rosser on Sept. 14.Traffic shift of the eastbound main lanes from Rosser to Welch on Sept. 21.
  • Nightly closure of various lanes on northbound and southbound Midway.
  • Daily closure of the two right lanes at Midway. Date to be determined.

UPCOMING WORK: Segment 3 – Dallas North Tollway to US-75

FUTURE CONSTRUCTION AND CLOSURES

Week of September 2-8:

  • Southwest loop and southeast loop to be switched to the new temporary loop on Sept. 3.
  • Dallas North Tollway southbound/westbound direct connector ramp to be switched to the new temporary ramp on Sept. 4.
  • Construction on Dallas North Tollway bridges:
    • Two right lane closures along southbound Dallas North Tollway on Sept. 3.
    • Two left lane closures along southbound Dallas North Tollway on Sept. 4.
    • Two right lane closures along northbound Dallas North Tollway on Sept. 5.
    • Two right lane closures along northbound Dallas North Tollway on Sept. 6.
  • Daily closure of both U-turns at Welch from Sept. 3-6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Montfort construction. Night work, various southbound and northbound lane closures on  Sept. 3-6.

Upcoming Work:

  • Northbound Park Central and both the westbound and eastbound bypass lanes at Park Central to be opened by mid-September.
  • Traffic switch along westbound frontage road from Hughes to Preston in mid-September.
  • Westbound on-ramp from Preston to be detoured to the new permanent pavement.
  • Nightly closure of eastbound frontage road from Welch to Drexelwood.
  • Nightly closure of eastbound frontage road from Spurling to Preston.
  • Fence construction at Welch.
  • Underpass construction at Dallas North Tollway. Night work:
    • Two northbound right lane closures on Sept. 9.
    • Two northbound left lane closures on Sept. 11.
    • Two southbound left lane closures on Sept. 16.
    • Two southbound right lane closures on Sept. 19.
  • Underpass construction at Welch. Night work:
    • Two northbound right lane closures on Sept. 24.
    • Two northbound left lane closures on Sept. 26.
    • Two southbound left lane closures on Oct. 1.
    • Two southbound right lane closures on Oct. 3.
  • Underpass construction at Montfort. Night work from Oct. 8-18.
  • Underpass construction at Preston. Night work from Oct. 22-31.

Phase 1 of Local Mobility Plan to Open This Weekend

Labor Day marks the completion of several important milestones for the massive LBJ Express project that will have a noticeable benefit for drivers in the area, including:

  • Completion of the new westbound bypass lane over Webb Chapel Road
  • Completion of the new westbound bypass lane over Josey Lane
  • Opening of an additional eastbound frontage road lane between Josey Lane and Marsh Lane
  • Opening of an additional westbound frontage road lane between Midway Road and Josey Lane

“These are important milestones for the LBJ Express project, as we work to engineer new approaches to decades-old traffic problems,” said Heather DeLapp, public relations manager for Trinity Infrastructure, the project’s lead contractor. “Opening up two lanes of continuous frontage road in this area, plus adding several new bypass lanes to help traffic travel easily by avoiding major intersections will dramatically ease congestion in this western section of I-635 and the surrounding cross streets.”

Bypass Lanes Opening

 

These major openings follow on the heels of several important entrance and exit ramp openings that have occurred over the last few weeks. DeLapp said the project team developed a “mobility initiative” in May to work aggressively through the summer months (which typically experience a decline in traffic volume) on several critical bypass lanes and frontage roads. Labor Day officially marks the completion of the first phase of the mobility initiative.

DeLapp noted there are other milestones on the horizon that will continue to make trips along the LBJ corridor less stressful. The final phase of the mobility initiative will add a westbound bypass lane to Midway Road, an eastbound bypass lane over Webb Chapel Road and Josey Lane by the Thanksgiving holiday.

“Later this fall, when North Texas families gather to feast on turkey and dressing, we hope to add to their sense of thanksgiving,” DeLapp said.

By December 2013, the eight newly-constructed main lanes from just east of Preston Road to Greenville Avenue will be complete, as will the majority of frontage roads within these limits. December will also mark the completion of the first section of new TEXpress managed toll lanes, which will open to the public for testing and tolling analysis.

“The LBJ Express team is working hard to pave the way for better mobility,” said DeLapp. “By the end of the year, we believe drivers, neighbors and surrounding businesses will start to see the light at the end of the tunnel for the final two years of construction.”

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