I-35 East Southbound Frontage Road North of Continental Avenue to Close Long-Term


Contact: Donna Huerta

Phone: (469) 203-0620

Date: Nov. 22, 2017


DALLAS – The I-35 East southbound frontage road between Inspiration Drive and Continental Avenue in downtown Dallas will be closed continuously from 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 27, until the spring of 2018 to perform drainage, utility and pavement work for the Lowest Stemmons project.

Southbound frontage road traffic coming from Victory Avenue will be able to continue south and enter the I-35 East mainlanes or take the detour by turning right on Inspiration Drive, then left on Slocum Street and travel south to reach the southbound frontage road again just north of Continental Avenue. Motorists will then be able to continue south on the frontage road to enter the southbound I-35 East mainlanes or turn east or west onto Continental Avenue. Here's a map of detour routes.

Southbound I-35 East frontage road closure limits are from Inspiration Drive (just south of Victory Avenue) to Slocum Street (just north of Continental Avenue).

The Lowest Stemmons Project is a 2.3-mile Texas Clear Lanes project on I-35 East from I-30 to north of Oak Lawn Avenue. The interim operational improvements consist of collector-distributor roads (north and southbound), direct connectors, and reconstructed ramps and bridge structures as necessary to accommodate the interim improvements. Construction completion is estimated for early 2020.

The Lowest Stemmons Project is a break-out project from Project Pegasus. The goal of this project is to leverage existing funding from the Texas Clear Lanes Initiative to provide interim operational improvements to the congested I-35 East corridor. The project will tie-in with the Horseshoe Project to the south and will be constructed inside the ultimate Project Pegasus Right of Way.

For more information about this project, go to the Texas Clear Lanes website.

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