Texas Department of Transportation to clarify I-35E project with Lewisville meeting

January 10, 2013 by  

In order to address local questions concerning the upcoming widening of I-35E, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will hold a meeting from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm this evening, January 10, at the Medical Centre of Lewisville’s Grand Theater at 100 N. Charles Street. The meeting will open with a formal presentation and have TxDOT staff available for any questions that affected property owners may have afterwards.

Public informational meetings such as this are usually well served by a variety of printing services, including poster printing to inform the public of the meeting time and place, flyers for doors or car windshields near the affected area, and take-home brochures to remember the relevant facts.

The project will widen the current six-lane highway with two reversible center lanes and one additional normal, one-way lane in each direction. The central lanes will have a managed toll – dependent upon the overall congestion – and will be camera-monitored.

The 28-mile project will cost an estimated $4.8bn, of which $1bn is currently on hand. Construction, and by extension property acquisition, will proceed in phases, with future meetings for affected properties held as the project progresses.

A new bridge will also be required over the Hickory Creek Arm of Lewisville Lake. The current bridge accommodates more than 180,000 vehicles, approximately 12,000 of which are freight trucks, on a daily basis.

Right of Way acquisition is slated to begin in spring, and will be addressed at tonight’s meeting.