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As LBJ Express hits halfway mark, officials hope a lane reduction will actually make life better

Dallas Morning News
May 17, 2013
Current conditions along LBJ from Josey to Marsh Lanes

The current roadway conditions along LBJ Freeway from Josey to Marsh Lanes. (Photo courtesy of LBJ Express).

Major headway has been made on the $2.7-billion LBJ Express project. According to LBJ Express officials, the project has officially reached the 50-percent completion mark. While the construction is still due to be finished by December 2015, Trinity Infrastructure announced that the construction schedule has been altered in order to make living and working along the construction corridor somewhat easier. However, these changes also mean more navigation challenges for those driving I-635. 

The first big change comes in June, when lanes will be reduced from eight to six between the Dallas North Tollway and Interstate 35E. The lane reductions will allow construction crews to begin working on the bypass lanes that feed into the bypass lanes, as well as improve roadway safety, as part of the construction will include a 10-foot-wide shoulder that will lessen backups as a result of accidents and stalled vehicles.

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