Press Releases

Take a look at some of the press releases we've written about the overall LBJ Express project and the new TEXpress Lanes.

It's Official: I-635 (LBJ) is in New Hands Starting Today

January 31, 2011

DALLAS, Texas - Just in time for the year's first forecast ice storm and the influx of visitors in town for the "big game", the LBJ Infrastructure Group (LBJIG) today assumed operations and maintenance responsibilities for much of I-635 (LBJ).

The LBJ Express team now is handling road clearing and operational issues along I-635 (LBJ) from Harry Hines Blvd just east of I-35E to Merit Drive just west of US-75 (Central Expressway).

With the region facing possible ice and snow this week, the team is prepared with:

  • 8 operations and maintenance staff members on duty and patrolling the roadway.
  • 5 dual-purpose vehicles equipped with snow plows and salt spreaders stocked with 600 tons of environmentally-friendly MgCl salt.

 "LBJ daily operations changed hands today, but chances are that drivers haven't noticed anything different," said Andy Rittler, Director of Corporate Affairs for the LBJ Infrastructure Group. "Whether we're facing bad weather or bad traffic, our team is committed to keeping LBJ safe and clear for North Texas drivers."

In the event of an emergency, drivers should continue to dial 911. To report non-urgent debris or road conditions on LBJ, drivers may contact the LBJ Express Hotline at 877.525.3979. To report conditions on other roadways, contact TXDOT's Dallas District Office at (214) 320-6100.

About the LBJ Express

Described by state transportation leaders as the most comprehensive and complex project of its type in the country, the LBJ Express project will feature dramatic improvements to approximately 17 miles of I-35E and I-635 in Dallas County. This innovative project will feature a multi-level highway system, including several miles of depressed lanes, allowing drivers the choice of continuing on the same number of free, general purpose lanes available today, or bypassing congestion on new highspeed managed toll lanes. When complete in 2016, the LBJ Express will reduce travel delays, provide mobility choices, improve safety, and help reduce the carbon footprint associated with idling traffic. To learn more and to sign up for traffic alerts and updates, please visit www.lbjexpress.com.