635 East project set to begin
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A $1.7 billion upgrade will soon break ground to bring relief to Garland’s busiest traffic corridor. The 635 East project will widen and improve Interstate 635 between Central Expressway and Interstate 30. Most of the project’s 11 miles are in Garland.
The freeway itself will be widened to five lanes, with one tolled managed lane in each direction. The interchange at Interstate 30 will be rebuilt.
Moreover, the corridor will feature continuous two- and three-lane frontage roads. Areas near South Garland Avenue and the Mesquite border have never had frontage roads.
The preparation of work zones for construction has begun. The city-owned property at 3159 S. Garland Ave. is being leased to the contractor and will allow Garland’s exits to be moved up on the timeline.
One of the first signs of major construction work that residents will see is the closing of the current HOV/managed toll lanes to traffic. Utility relocations are also scheduled to begin in the upcoming months.
The contractor, Pegasus Link Constructors, says major lane closures will be performed during the overnight hours and weekends when traffic is lighter. Text “635 East” to 31996 to sign up to receive alerts on closures. More information about the project can be found at 635east.com.
The 635 east project is scheduled for completion in late 2024.
Information and photo provided by city of Garland.