LBJ Express Project to Cause Major Delays Labor Day Weekend

Lane, exit closures on Dallas North Tollway at I-635 this weekend

Work on the LBJ Express project that was supposed to take three weekends is being consolidated into one long holiday weekend.

The demolition of parts of Interstate 635 over the Dallas North Tollway will start at 10 p.m. Friday and go until 9 a.m. Monday.

"By us doing it over the holiday weekend, we're actually able to combine all of that work so it's of less impact to the Dallas communities," said LBJ Express project spokeswoman Heather Newsom.

Newsom said the project would give status updates throughout the weekend through social media so drivers can know which lanes and exits have been reopened.

Drivers can sign up for text alerts by texting @LBJEXPRESS to 23559.

Gary Crosby who lives and works in Dallas, said the traffic hassles on I-635 do not bother him.

"The construction -- sometimes you've got to get through it but, in the long haul, it's a great project, expanding the roads, making sure the roads are smooth," he said. "Hey, they're doing great out here."

The $2.7 billion project is reconstructing the frontage lanes and main lanes of I-635 between Interstate 35E and U.S. 75 and adding managed toll lanes on I-635 and I-35E between Loop 12 and I-635. The project is expected to be finished by December 2015.

For more details on the construction project and this weekend's closures, visit the LBJ Express website.

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