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Long-Term Closure of Southbound I-35E Entrance Ramp at Belt Line Road
Posted Date: 8/17/2015 7:00 AM

Beginning at 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 35Express crews will close the southbound I-35E entrance ramp at Belt Line Road. Southbound traffic wishing to access I-35E will use the entrance ramp south of Crosby Road. This closure will be in place through mid-2017. Motorists should expect delays in this area.

As work progresses on the new southbound mainlane bridge over Belt Line Road in Carrollton, the following closures will be in place nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13 through Saturday, Oct. 31:

  • all lanes of the southbound I-35E frontage road between Belt Line and Crosby Roads
  • the left lane of the southbound I-35E frontage road approaching Belt Line Road

Detour: Traffic will travel west on Belt Line Road and turn left onto Hutton Drive. Drivers will continue south and turn left onto Crosby Road back to the southbound I-35E frontage road. Law enforcement will be on site to assist with traffic control during the closure.

As crews continue to work on the new southbound mainlane bridge, the southbound frontage road between College Street and Belt Line Road will shift to the west.

Crews continue to widen the existing bridges at Harry Hines Boulevard by installing drill shafts, columns and bridge decking. Ongoing miscellaneous lane closures will take place during the day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and at night from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. through October.

In order to repair bridge joints, southbound mainlane traffic at Valley View Lane will shift to the center of the bridge in early August. Southbound traffic will return to its original alignment in late August.

Motorists will continue to experience miscellaneous north- and southbound frontage road closures near Valwood Parkway. Full nightly intersection and daily lane closures underneath I-35E on Valwood Parkway will allow crews to finish widening the southbound mainlane bridge in August.

Harry Hines Boulevard, underneath I-35E, will continue to be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. through September.

The southbound Valwood Parkway exit ramp will be closed through October. To access Valwood Parkway, motorists will continue south to the Valley View Lane exit and use the U-turn to access the northbound frontage road.

Crews will perform rolling lane closures along north and southbound I-35E between Royal Lane in Dallas and U.S. 380 in Denton daily from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. now through Wednesday, Sept. 2.

The Main Street closure underneath I-35E is ongoing; crews are performing utility work in a joint trench. This portion of Main Street is expected to reopen Tuesday, September 1.

As work continues on the reconstruction of the Belt Line Road and Interstate 35E interchange, a new traffic pattern is now in place. East and westbound Belt Line Road between Denton Drive and Hutton Road will be shifted south and reduced to two traffic lanes in each direction. Belt Line Road will have two lanes in each direction through mid-2017. Due to this traffic pattern change, eastbound motorists wishing to access the RaceTrac gas station will use Broadway Street.

35Express Hosts Business Owners Information Meeting 
35Express will host the South Segment information meeting for business owners on the South Segment Friday, August 28 at 9 a.m. All Carrollton and Farmers Branch business owners and managers are invited to attend the meeting at C2 Café (1101 South Broadway Street) to learn more about the project and ask questions.

The 35Express project will reconstruct the intersection at Belt Line Road and I-35E. Once complete, Belt Line Road will be elevated to the current height of I-35E and I-35E will be raised approximately 25 feet higher than its current elevation. Construction in this area is expected to last through mid-2017.

This work is related to the 35Express project, an expansion of I-35E between U.S. Highway 380 in Denton County and I-635 in Dallas County. All closures are subject to weather conditions and may be postponed, if necessary.

For more information on the 35Express project and to sign up to receive text alerts, please visit www.35Express.org or call 214-483-7777.