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Changes, They are a Comin’ to 35E

Changes, They are a Comin’ to 35E

Do you want the good news or the bad news first?

OK, we’ll start with the good: If you ever get tangled in traffic on Interstate 35E between I-30 and Oak Lawn Avenue near downtown Dallas, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is aiming to make your drive (and life) easier.

The bad news: That means construction and temporary closures. (You probably saw that coming, didn’t you?)

In October, TxDOT crews started work on the Lowest Stemmons Freeway (I-35E) project. The 2.3-mile project will bring improvements to the congested I-35E corridor.

Occasionally, this work will affect the tollway’s entrance and exit ramps at I-35E.

When the northbound I-35E exit ramp to the northbound tollway is closed, you can take the exit to Oak Lawn Avenue instead. At the stop light, take a right onto eastbound Oak Lawn, and take a left to go north on the tollway.

When the southbound tollway exit ramp to southbound I-35E is closed, you can take the Oak Lawn Avenue exit, take a right onto westbound Oak Lawn and then take a left to go south onto I-35E.

The Lowest Stemmons Freeway project is scheduled for completion in early 2020 and is part of TxDOT’s Texas Clear Lanes initiative.