Interstate 35E (Texas)
|Maintained by TxDOT|
|Length:||96.76 mi (155.72 km)|
|South end:||I-35 / I-35W / US 77 in Hillsboro|
| US 287 in Waxahachie
I-20 in Dallas
I-30 / US 67 in Dallas
I-635 in Dallas
|North end:||I-35 / I-35W / US 77 in Denton|
Interstate 35E (I-35E), an Interstate Highway, is the eastern half of I-35 where it splits to serve different cities in the U.S. state of Texas. I-35 splits into two branch routes, I-35W and I-35E at Hillsboro. I-35E travels northward for 97 miles (156 km), maintaining I-35's sequence of exit numbers. It travels through Dallas before rejoining with I-35W to reform I-35 in Denton. This is one of two pairs of suffixed Interstates that has not been eliminated; I-35 also splits into I-35W and I-35E in Minneapolis–St. Paul, Minnesota.
Historically, other interstates were given directional suffixes. On every other interstate, the directional suffixes were phased out by giving the route a loop or spur designation (such as I-270 in Maryland, which was once I-70S), or in some cases were assigned a different route number (such as I-76, which was once I-80S). In the case of I-35, since both branches return to a unified interstate beyond the twin cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, the AASHTO committees allowed the suffixes to remain.
The speed limit is 75 miles per hour (121 km/h) on both I-35E and I-35W only in Hill County, and 65 miles per hour (105 km/h) or lower elsewhere.
U.S. Highway 67
Interstate 35E travels concurrently with U.S. Route 67 (US 67) from just north of Kiest Boulevard in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas to the I-30 interchange in downtown Dallas. From there, US 67 joins with I-30. On both segments, US 67 is signed.
U.S. Highway 77
From Waco, Texas to El Dorado, Kansas, I-35 (or I-35E) typically runs concurrent with, or lies fairly close to, US 77. This highway travels parallel to I-35E after splitting off of I-35 north of Hillsboro, running through Italy and Milford. It joins with I-35E for less than 1 mile (1.6 km) just south of Waxahachie, before splitting back off to run through Waxahachie. It rejoins the interstate just north of a junction with State Highway 342 in Red Oak. US 77 stays with the interstate through Dallas and up to the southeastern section of Denton. It then breaks off, rejoining I-35 north of the city. Except for the spur sections (Denton and the section between Red Oak and Hillsboro), US 77 is unsigned.
From the Dallas–Ellis county line to Denton
From the Dallas–Ellis County line to downtown Dallas, I-35E is called South R.L. Thornton Freeway and varies from eight to ten lanes plus HOV. The section from I-20 to Downtown Dallas will be undergoing a major reconstruction by 2015 to 12 lanes. Reconstruction of I-35E and the downtown Mixmaster interchange with I-30 is planned as part of the Horseshoe project, derived from the larger Pegasus Project. From this point, I-35E is named the Stemmons Freeway to Lewisville. This section will undergo reconstruction in three phases. The first, a widening of I-35E from I-635 to Denton, will start in late 2011 to over 16 lanes. The second, the LBJ Project, will include elevated toll I-35E lanes by 2016. Last is the major reconstruction of Stemmons Freeway (I-35E) from downtown Dallas to I-635 to over 20 lanes by 2020.
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Interstate 35E replaced most of US 77 between Hillsboro and Denton. US 77 is unsigned along the route, with the exception of the highway that runs through Waxahachie–Red Oak and Denton. I-35E was completed in the early 60s.
A major construction project is underway on I-35E from I-635 to US 380. The main focus is to ease traffic flow along the corridor, which is heavily congested, especially near Lewisville Lake. The project includes extending the HOV lanes further north from the Sam Rayburn Tollway/SH 121 interchange. Part of this project included the pedestrian bridge from the main campus of the University of North Texas to Apogee Stadium, which opened in October 2012. The project is slated to be complete by May 2017.
The Horseshoe Project is also underway, which will replace the outdated "Canyon" interchange with I-30 and build a new bridge over the Trinity River. The project is expected to be completed in late-2016 to early-2017.
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|Hill||—||I-35 south – Waco||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|370B||I-35W north – Fort Worth||Southbound exit only|
|Carl's Corner||374||FM 2959 – Carl's Corner|
|Ellis||381||FM 566 (Milford Road)|
|384||Derrs Chapel Road|
|Italy||386||SH 34 – Italy, Ennis|
|391||FM 329 (Forreston Road)|
|Waxahachie||397||US 77 north – Waxahachie||North end of US 77 overlap|
|399||FM 66 / FM 876 / FM 1446||Signed as exits 399A (FM 66/FM 876) and 399B (FM 1446) southbound|
Bus. US 287 / FM 664 – Waxahachie
|403||US 287 – Corsicana, Fort Worth|
|Red Oak||408||US 77 south / SH 342 – Red Oak||South end of US 77 overlap|
|410A||Red Oak Road|
|410B||FM 664 (Ovilla Road)|
|Dallas||Glenn Heights||412||Bear Creek Road|
|De Soto-Lancaster city line||413||Parkerville Road|
|414||FM 1382 (Belt Line Road)|
|415||Pleasant Run Road|
|Dallas||417-418C||Danieldale Road, Wheatland Road|
|418||I-20 (Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway) – Fort Worth, Shreveport||Signed as exits 418A (west) and 418B (east)|
|419||Camp Wisdom Road|
|421||Loop 12 (Ledbetter Road) / Ann Arbor Avenue||Signed as exits 421A (east) and 421B (west)|
|422A||Beckley Avenue, Overton Road|
|423A||US 67 south (Marvin D. Love Freeway) – Cleburne||South end of US 67 overlap; southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|423B||Saner Avenue||No southbound entrance|
|425A||Zang Boulevard, Beckley Avenue|
|425B||Beckley Avenue, 12th Street||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|426A||Ewing Avenue||Northbound exit is via exit 425C|
|426B||SH 180 west (8th Street)|
|426C||Jefferson Boulevard||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|427C||To I-30 west / Cadiz Street, Industrial Boulevard||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|428A||I-30 east (East R.L. Thornton Freeway) / US 67 north – Texarkana||North end of US 67 overlap|
|428B||Riverfront Boulevard||Southbound exit only|
|428C||Commerce Street, Reunion Boulevard||Northbound exit only|
|428D||I-30 west (Tom Landry Freeway) – Fort Worth||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|429A||Spur 366 east (Woodall Rodgers Freeway) to I-45 / US 75 / Singleton Boulevard, Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge – McKinney, Houston||Only the southbound exit serves Singleton Boulevard/Hill Bridge|
|429B||Continental Avenue, Commerce Street west|
|429C||Victory Avenue, Hi Line Drive||Southbound exit is via exit 430A|
|429D||Dallas North Tollway||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|430A||Oak Lawn Avenue|
|430B||Market Center Boulevard|
|430C||Wycliff Avenue||Northbound exit is via exit 430B|
|431||Medical District Drive||Previously Motor Street|
|433A||SH 183 west (John W. Carpenter Freeway) to SH 114 – Irving, DFW Airport||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|433B||Mockingbird Lane – Dallas Love Field Airport|
|435||Harry Hines Boulevard||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|436||Loop 12 to Spur 348 (Northwest Highway) – Irving, DFW Airport|
|437||Manana Road||Northbound exit only|
|438||Walnut Hill Lane|
|440A||Forest Lane||Northbound exit only|
|440BC||I-635 (Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway) – DFW Airport||Signed as exits 440B (east) and 440C (west)|
|Farmers Branch||441||Valley View Lane|
|Carrollton||443A||Crosby Road||Northbound exit is via exit 443B|
|443B||Belt Line Road|
|443C||Frontage Road||Northbound exit only|
|444||Whitlock Lane, Sandy Lake Road|
|445||President George Bush Turnpike||Signed as exits 445A (south) and 445B (east) southbound|
|Lewisville||447A||SH 121 (Sam Rayburn Tollway) / SH 121 (toll) – Fort Worth, McKinney||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|447B||Frontage Road||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|448A||SH 121 (toll) (Sam Rayburn Tollway) – Grapevine, McKinney||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|448B||FM 3040 (Round Grove Road, Hebron Parkway)|
Bus. SH 121 – Lewisville
|452||FM 1171 (Main Street) – Flower Mound|
|453||Valley Ridge Boulevard|
|454A||FM 407 (Justin Road) – Justin|
|454B||Garden Ridge Boulevard|
|Hickory Creek||457||Lake Dallas Drive – Lake Dallas, Hickory Creek||Northbound exit is signed as Lake Dallas Drive; southbound exit is signed as Lake Dallas/Hickory Creek|
|Hickory Creek–Corinth city line||458||FM 2181 (Swisher Road) / Hundley Drive||Signed as exit 457B northbound|
|461||Shady Shores Road, Post Oak Drive|
|Denton||462||State School Road, Mayhill Road|
|463||Loop 288 – McKinney||Truck route for US 380 east|
|464||US 77 north – Denton||North end of US 77 overlap; no southbound exit|
|464||Pennsylvania Drive||Southbound exit only|
|465A||FM 2181 (Teasley Lane)|
|465B||US 377 (Fort Worth Drive)|
|466B||North Texas Boulevard – University of North Texas|
|467||I-35W south / FM 1515 (Airport Road) / Bonnie Brae Street – Fort Worth||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|—||I-35 north – Oklahoma City||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- "Route Log - Main Routes of the Eisenhower National System Of Interstate and Defense Highways - Table 1". Retrieved 4 October 2014.
- Texas Department of Transportation (November 15, 2012). "TxDOT Sets in Motion Much-Anticipated Dallas Horseshoe Project (press release)". Retrieved November 16, 2012.
- Benning, Tom (November 15, 2012). "Contract OK’d for Horseshoe project’s massive rebuilding of downtown Dallas freeways". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved November 16, 2012.
- "Project Pegasus Overview". Retrieved April 7, 2012.
- "Interstate 35E Project Tracker". TxDOT. Retrieved November 21, 2013.
- "Horseshoe Project". TxDOT. Retrieved November 21, 2013.
- "Horseshoe Project Overview". TxDOT. Retrieved November 21, 2013.
- "LBJ Express Tracker". TxDOT. Retrieved November 21, 2013.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Interstate 35E (Texas).|
- Interstate Guide: I-35E & I-35W (Texas)
- I-35E south of downtown Dallas -- from dfwfreeways.info
- I-35E north of downtown Dallas -- from dfwfreeways.info