HOV lanes to shut down for at least four years for I-635 East project
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Once the $1.7 billion, 11-mile undertaking between Dallas and Mesquite is complete, HOV paths will reopen as managed toll lanes.
Construction has started on a $1.7 billion project to improve Interstate 635 that will close several high occupancy vehicle lanes until the project’s completion in late 2024.
The 11-mile TxDOT project is designed to improve traffic flow, operations and safety along I-635 in Dallas County beginning east of U.S. Highway 75 in North Dallas to I-30 in Mesquite.
HOV lanes in the area will close Monday until the project’s end. Once construction is finished, the lanes will reopen as TEXpress managed toll lanes.
Closures of the following HOV/TEXpress entry points include the westbound I-635 entrance at Oates Drive; westbound I-635 entrance at Jupiter Road; westbound I-635 entrance at Skillman Street and the eastbound I-635 entrance at TI Boulevard.
Drivers heading east on the LBJ TEXpress lanes from I-35E to Highway 75 will have to exit onto the main lanes after Highway 75, project officials said.
Completed toll lanes will have shoulders separated from main traffic lanes by concrete barriers. Pegasus Link Constructors is the project’s general contractor.