TxDOT presents plans for I-635 LBJ East Project
This article was originally published by The City of Mesquite. To view the article Click Here.
During the Feb. 17 City Council meeting, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) provided an update on the I-635 LBJ East Project. The project will provide much needed congestion relief along 11 miles of I-635, from east of U.S. 75 to south of the I-635/I-30 Interchange. It will also include the reconstruction of a two-mile section of I-30 to redo the interchange. To view the presentation given by TxDOT click here.
Nolan Del Hierro with TxDOT said, “The general purpose for this reconstruction is to provide congestion relief, increase area mobility and local connectivity, improve safety and provide reliable travel time. The existing corridor was built in the 1960’s for an Average Daily Traffic of 180,000. We are now upwards of 210,000 and only continuing to grow.”
The proposed I-635 project would increase the existing eight general purpose lanes to 10 general purpose lanes. It would also include the full reconstruction of the existing managed toll lane, reconstruction of city street overcrossing and undercrossing structures and create continuous frontage roads up to Town East Boulevard.
TxDOT will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the project on April 14. Utility work for the project is expected to start this summer. Substantial completion of the I-635 LBJ East Project is expected in 2024.
If you have questions about the upcoming project you can call the Project Hotline at 833-HWY-635E or email info@635East.com.