Virtual Public Hearing - I-35E Projects in Dallas and Denton Counties
The virtual public hearing materials will be posted to www.keepitmovingdallas.com/i35ePhase2.
The pre-recorded video presentation will be posted online on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at 6 p.m. and will remain online until Friday, Aug. 13, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.
The purpose of the virtual public hearing is to present the proposed I-35E Phase 2 Project, I-35E Breakout Project #1, and I-35E Breakout Project #2. Please note, this is not a live event. The virtual public hearing will consist of a pre-recorded video presentation, which includes both audio and video components, and will explain the proposed projects along with other exhibits and materials for review. To view the virtual public hearing materials, go to the project website at the date and time indicated above: www.keepitmovingdallas.com/i35ePhase2. Comments may be provided by mail, email, or voicemail as described in the notice and on the virtual public hearing website. All comments must be received on or before Friday, Aug. 13, 2021.
Copies of the draft design-build contract (DBC) for the I-35E Phase 2 Project can be accessed on TxDOT’s website at www.keepitmovingdallas.com/i35ePhase2. Any environmental documentation or studies, any maps and drawings showing the project locations and designs, tentative construction schedules, and other information regarding the proposed projects are on file and available for inspection Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the TxDOT Dallas District Office, 4777 East US Highway 80, Mesquite, TX 75150-6643.
Pursuant to Transportation Code, Chapter 371, Subchapter D, TxDOT is publishing financial information regarding the I-35E Phase 2 Project, I-35E Breakout Project #1, and I-35E Breakout Project #2 and providing notice of a virtual public hearing that will be held regarding the financial disclosures of the projects.
I-35E Phase 2 Project (CSJs: 0196-03-274 and 0196-03-282)
The I-35E Phase 2 Project from I-635E to the Denton County Line in Dallas County is currently being progressed through a design-build project delivery method. The department has agreed to “grandfather” and permit the reconstruction of the existing two reversible tolled managed lanes as part of the project scope. The project includes the reconstruction and widening of I-35E from six to eight mainlanes between I-635 and the Denton County line in Dallas County. The project also includes the reconstruction of the two existing, grandfathered reversible tolled managed lanes for a total of 10 mainlanes and tolled managed lanes, construction of continuous frontage roads, and improvements to numerous intersections. Under the DBC, construction work will begin in late 2021 and the project is scheduled to be substantially completed in early 2026. No later than a specified time prior to completion, TxDOT may exercise its sole option to require the DB Contractor to provide capital maintenance services for the I-35E Phase 2 Project under a CMC for up to three consecutive five-year terms. TxDOT owns and will continue to own the project.
I-35E Breakout Project #1 (CSJs: 0196-02-126 and 0196-02-127)
The I-35E Breakout Project #1 includes the reconstruction of frontage roads and the reconstruction of the I-35E interchanges at Corporate Drive and Business SH 121 in Denton County. The project is currently being progressed through a design bid build project delivery. Following letting, construction work will begin in early 2025 and the project is scheduled to be substantially completed in early 2028.
I-35E Breakout Project #2 (CSJs: 0196-02-128)
The I-35E Breakout Project #2 includes the reconstruction of frontage roads and the grade-separated I-35E interchange at FM 1171 / Main Street in Denton County. The project is currently being progressed through a design bid build project delivery. Following letting, construction work will begin in early 2023 and the project is scheduled to be substantially completed in fall 2025.
The virtual public meeting will be conducted in English. If you need an interpreter or document translator because English is not your primary language, or you have difficulty communicating effectively in English, one will be provided to you. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. To make arrangements for any of these needs, please contact Emily McCann, TxDOT Public Information Officer at (214) 320-4485 no later than 4 p.m. CT, July 26, 2021. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.
TxDOT Dallas District
Public Information Office
Posted: July 16, 2021