Project Milestones

Project Development Timeline

  • LBJ Freeway opens in 1969 with a capacity to handle 180,000 vehicles a day
    1969
    LBJ Freeway opens with a capacity to handle 180,000 vehicles a day
  • In 2009, LBJ Freeway reaches a capacity of 270,000 vehicles per day
    2009
    LBJ Freeway reaches a capacity of 270,000 vehicles per day; Texas Department of Transportation awards LBJ Express development contract to LBJ Infrastructure Group LLC
  • 2011 start of construction - operations and maintenance
    2011
    Construction begins on the LBJ Express project
  • June 2013 LBJ Express achieves 50 percent completion milestone
    June 2013
    LBJ Express achieves 50% completion milestone
  • December 14, 2013: Completion of Phase 1 on I-635, from Greenville Avenue to Hillcrest Road
    December 14, 2013
    Phase 1 completed: I-635, from Preston Road to Greenville Avenue, opens
  • Spring 2015: Completion of Phase 2 on the LBJ Express project
    July 16, 2014
    Completion of Phase 2: I-635, from Josey Lane onto I-35E south to the 35E/Loop 12 split and north before Valley View Lane
  • September 10, 2015: Completion of Phase 3 on the LBJ Express project
    September 10, 2015
    Completion of Phase 3: I-635, from Luna Road to Preston Road; entire roadway opens, connecting east and west sections of LBJ Express
  • 2016: Commencement of service on completed LBJ Express project
    2016
    Commencement of service on completed LBJ Express
  • 2061: LBJ Express returns to Texas Department of Transportation
    2061
    LBJ Express returns to Texas Department of Transportation