The main southbound lanes of Interstate 35E will be closed at U.S. Highway 67 for construction on The Southern Gateway Project.
The closure is necessary so work crews can set a beam in place. The closure will take place overnight Friday from 9 p.m. until about 6 a.m. Saturday.
Southbound I-35E will have intermittent closures lasting approximately 15 minutes during this closure timeframe. To avoid the area, southbound I-35E traffic can use southbound US 67 and take eastbound I-20 to return to I-35E as an alternate route.
Drivers should be wary of traffic or delays and are highly encouraged to plan their drives ahead of time in advance to avoid road closures.
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The Southern Gateway Project is an 11-mile, $666 million design-build construction project by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) aimed to rebuild and widen I-35E south of downtown Dallas, as well as widen U.S. 67 between I-35E and I-20 and the I-35E/U.S. 67 split to provide improved safety, traffic relief, help address roadway deficiencies and improve system linkage.
The construction will include building two reversible, non-tolling express lanes.
The project started in 2018 and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2022.
Other ways to learn more about the project are:
- The project website: www.thesoutherngateway.org
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSouthernGateway
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/DriveTSG
- Sign up for E-Blasts: https://thesoutherngateway.org/signup-for-e-updates/
To stay up to date on construction progress, lane closures and traffic changes by signing up for text alerts and sending the message "The Southern Gateway" to 31996.