Feb. 25, 2014
Crews continue work needed to widen bridges for the 35Express project, a 30-mile, $1.4 billion expansion of the Interstate 35E corridor from US Highway 380 in Denton County south to I-635 in Dallas County.
At the south end of the project, lanes at the Valwood Parkway, Crosby Road and Whitlock bridges have been restriped and traffic has shifted to accommodate work. Further north, work is progressing on the new southbound Lewisville Lake Bridge. Work on the Loop 288 and Mayhill Road bridges also has begun. Similar to the work at Bonnie Brae, crews will widen the bridges to the middle and partially demolish the inside of the structures. In order to complete this work, there will be nightly closures of Loop 288 and Mayhill Road underneath the bridges and various lane closures on the interstate in these areas.
The left lane of north- and southbound I-35E near Valley View Lane in Carrollton will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., Monday, March 3, through Saturday, March 8, to set a concrete traffic barrier. As with all closures, this work is subject to weather conditions.
Commuters interested in an update on the 35Express project are invited to attend one of three upcoming community meetings. Each meeting will highlight a different segment of the 30-mile corridor.
North Segment (Cities of Corinth and Denton): Monday, March 24, 6:30 p.m. in Room 207 of the Student Union at Texas Woman’s University’s Denton Campus.
Middle Segment (Cities of Lewisville, Highland Village, Lake Dallas and Hickory Creek): Tuesday, March 25, 6:30 p.m. in the MCL Grand Theater, 100 North Charles Street, in Lewisville.
South Segment (Cities of Farmers Branch and Carrollton): Thursday, March 27, 6:30 p.m. at the Farmers Branch City Hall, 13000 William Dodson Pkwy in Farmers Branch.