The Southern Gateway Project is a construction zone you will start to hear a lot about.
It started in 2018 and will be completed 2021.
The construction will rebuild and widen I-35E south of downtown Dallas, widen U.S. Highway 67 between Interstate 35E and Interstate 20 and the I-35E/U.S. 67 split and build two reversible, non-tolled express lanes.
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The construction will stretch 11 miles. The purpose is to improve safety, provide congestion relief, address roadway deficiencies and improve system linkage.
One of the first, big long-term closures of the project will take place Friday evening, March 30.
Northbound and southbound HOV lanes along I-35E and U.S. 67 will close, until the end of the project in 2021 when reversible non-tolled managed express lanes will be opened.
Some HOV access points along this corridor will also be closed:
- The northbound and southbound I-35E HOV entrance and exit at Reunion Boulevard
- The northbound and southbound U.S. 67 HOV entrance and exit north of Ledbetter Drive (Loop 12)
- The northbound and southbound I-35E HOV entrance and exit at Kiest Boulevard
These areas will be closed until the completion of the project in 2021.