TxDOT To Hold Meeting On Expansion Of LBJ Freeway

Alan Scaia
July 18, 2019 - 7:47 am
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - The Texas Department of Transportation will hold a meeting Thursday evening to provide details and financial information about a plan to expand Interstate 635 from Highway 75 to Interstate 30.

TxDOT hopes to begin construction on the 11.2 mile stretch through Dallas, Garland and Mesquite next year. The project is expected to cost $1.74 billion

The project would include widening LBJ from eight to ten general purpose lanes and the construction of continuous frontage roads. The contractor would also add one tolled "TexPress" lane in each direction.

The North Central Texas Council of Governments' grant application says LBJ Freeway "is more than 45 years old and has exceeded its design life."

The Texas Transportation Commission had decided to drop projects that would include tolls from its plans, but the addition of the managed lane along LBJ East was "grandfathered" in because a toll lane already exists.

The interchange at 635 and I-30 will be rebuilt, and continuous frontage roads will be added.

TxDOT plans to begin construction in 2020 and hopes to finish by the end of 2024.

The meeting Thursday night starts at 6 p.m. with an open house. A formal presentation begins at 7:00 p.m.

The meeting will be held at Highlands Oaks Church of Christ at 10805 Walnut Hill Lane​ in Dallas.