Full I-35E Mainlane Closure at Marsalis Ave. and 8th Street, Oct. 12-13
I-35 Mainlane Closure
All lanes of northbound and southbound I-35E will be closed at two locations this weekend for partial bridge removal at Marsalis Avenue and beam setting at 8th Street.
The mainlane closure will begin at 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 and will last until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. Northbound and southbound I-35E traffic will be diverted to the frontage roads in both directions to avoid the full mainlane closure. For more details, view the map below.
Southbound I-35E traffic will be detoured to take Exit 425C toward Marsalis, and may use the entrance ramp after the Marsalis intersection to re-enter the mainlanes.
Northbound I-35E traffic will be detoured to take Exit 425C toward Marsalis and Ewing avenues, and will re-enter the mainlanes after the Ewing intersection. The detour will continue along the mainlanes where traffic will remain until directed to use Exit 426B toward 8th Street, continuing along the frontage road until the entrance ramp after the 8th Street intersection.
Both Marsalis Avenue and Ewing Avenue overpass bridges will also be closed at I-35E to facilitate the free flow of detoured traffic along the frontage roads during the time of the closures.
Drivers should expect delays and plan their commutes in advance. Construction activities and lane closures are subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
The public can stay up-to-date on construction progress, lane closures and traffic changes by signing up for text alerts, sending the message “The Southern Gateway” to 31996.
Other methods to learn more about the project include:
The project website: www.thesoutherngateway.org
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Project Storefront: 160 Continental Ave. Dallas, TX 75207
About the Southern Gateway Project
The Southern Gateway Project is a $666 million design-build construction project by the Texas Department of Transportation 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. Construction will also include building two reversible, non-tolled express lanes. The goal of the 11-mile project is to improve safety, provide congestion relief, address roadway deficiencies and improve system linkage. Construction began in early 2018 with an anticipated completion of late 2021. The Southern Gateway Project is part of the Texas Clear Lanes initiative (www.texasclearlanes.com) by TxDOT to address growing traffic congestion in the state.
About Texas Department of Transportation
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