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I-35 Improvement Project in Cooke County

TxDOT is planning improvements for the widening of I-35 from FM 3002 in Cooke County, Texas to mile marker 3 in Love County, Oklahoma. Planned improvements include updating the roadway to current design standards and providing congestion relief for expected future traffic increases.

As part of the planning process, TxDOT is conducting an environmental assessment (EA) for the proposed widening and realignment of I-35 from the south Cooke County line to mile marker 3 in Love County, Oklahoma. An EA is a report that documents the existing social, economic and environmental conditions, assesses effects of the proposed alternative and identifies potential mitigation. The EA will also evaluate the effects of a no-build alternative.

Project Information

The 24-mile project extending from FM 3002 to mile marker 3 in Oklahoma includes:

  • One additional lane in each direction (interim configuration)
  • Two additional lanes in each direction (ultimate configuration)
  • Realignment of portions of the roadway
  • Two new bridges over the Red River
  • Removal of the northbound Red River bridge
  • Conversion of the southbound Red River bridge to a frontage road
  • Realignment of a rail corridor for approximately 6.5 miles
  • Conversion of two-way frontage roads to one way
  • New right of way

Get Involved

Public involvement last occurred with an open house on Feb. 5, 2015. Attendees were invited to review the purpose and need for the project, review evaluation and screening of alternatives, review a preliminary schematic of the Preferred Build Alternative and to provide input.

TxDOT is working with Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. to conduct the EA. Once the Federal Highway Administration approves the Draft EA, a public hearing will occur to solicit comments from the public. A Final EA addressing all comments will be prepared with an expected Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). This process is expected to be complete by mid-2016.

Funding is available for planning and study development only. Construction is not funded at this time.


Contact Us

TxDOT Project Manager
1601 SW Parkway
Wichita Falls, TX 76302-4906

(940) 720-7740


Study Team Project Manager
Robb H. Fishman, AICP/REM
Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.
5995 Rogerdale Road
Houston, TX  77072

(832) 351-7234

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