The first TEXpress lanes on Interstate 35W opened Friday, July 21 at 10 a.m.
Drivers using southbound I-35W can enter the NTE TEXpress lanes just north of Basswood Boulevard and exit south of Western Center Boulevard in order to continue south, west or east. This will last until final construction of the I-35W/Interstate 820 interchange.
Northbound I-35W traffic can enter the NTE TEXpress lanes just south of Western Center Boulevard and can exit north of Basswood Blvd. into the general highway lanes. TEXpress Drivers can also continue to U.S. 287 north exit.
The distance of the TEXpress Lanes will get longer. As construction on other connectors is completed, new sections will open. The Basswood entrance ramp is scheduled to open soon.
Several major construction closures on Texas 183 this weekend. Here is a full list of closures.