Interstate 35E (Texas)
I-35E highlighted in red
|Maintained by TxDOT|
|Length||96.76 mi (155.72 km)|
|Existed||1959 – present|
|South end||I-35 / I-35W / US 77 in Hillsboro|
|North end||I-35 / I-35W in Denton|
|Counties||Hill, Ellis, Dallas, Denton|
Interstate 35E (I-35E), an Interstate Highway, is the eastern half of I-35 where it splits to serve the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area. 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-35E and I-35W in Minneapolis–Saint 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.
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.
As of 2013, 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 "Mixmaster" 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.
|Hill||||0.0||0.0||370||I-35 south – Waco||I-35E south and I-35W merge into I-35|
|||0.2||0.32||370A||US 77 north / Spur 579 – Hillsboro||Southbound exit only|
|||0.7||1.1||370B||I-35W north – Fort Worth||Southbound exit only|
|Carl's Corner||2.5||4.0||374||FM 2959 – Carl's Corner|
|Ellis||||9.6||15.4||381||FM 566 (Milford Road)|
|||13.6||21.9||384||Derrs Chapel Road|
|Italy||15.1||24.3||386||SH 34 – Italy, Ennis|
|||19.7||31.7||391||FM 329 (Forreston Road)|
|Waxahachie||26.6||42.8||397||US 77 – Waxahachie|
|27.5||44.3||399||FM 66 / FM 876 / FM 1446||Signed as exits 399A (FM 66 / FM 876) and 399B (FM 1446) southbound|
|29.3||47.2||401A||Brookside Road||Access to Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie|
Bus. US 287 / FM 664 – Waxahachie
|31.5||50.7||403||US 287 – Corsicana, Fort Worth|
|Red Oak||36.9||59.4||408||US 77 south / SH 342 – Red Oak||South end of US 77 overlap|
|38.5||62.0||410A||Red Oak Road|
|39.5||63.6||410B||FM 664 (Ovilla Road)|
|Dallas||Lancaster–Glenn Heights line||40.9||65.8||412||Bear Creek Road|
|Lancaster–DeSoto line||42.6||68.6||413||Parkerville Road|
|43.1||69.4||414||FM 1382 (Belt Line Road)|
|44.1||71.0||415||Pleasant Run Road|
|46.0||74.0||417||Danieldale Road / Wheatland Road|
|Dallas||47.1||75.8||418||I-20 – Fort Worth, Shreveport||Signed as exits 418A (west) and 418B (east); I-20 exit 467|
|48.7||78.4||419||Camp Wisdom Road|
|50.1||80.6||421||Loop 12 / Ann Arbor Avenue||Signed as exits 421A (east) and 421B (west)|
|51.4||82.7||422A||Beckley Avenue / Overton Road||No direct southbound exit (signed at Kiest Boulevard)|
|51.7||83.2||422B||Kiest Boulevard||Signed as exit 422B-A southbound|
|52.4||84.3||423A||US 67 south – Cleburne||South end of US 67 overlap; southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|—||US 67 south||Access for reversible HOV lane only; southbound exit and northbound right entrance|
|52.5||84.5||423B||Saner Avenue||No direct southbound entrance (signed via Kiest Boulevard)|
|52.9||85.1||424||Illinois Avenue||Access to Illinois Station|
|54.1||87.1||425A||Zang Boulevard / Beckley Avenue|
|54.6||87.9||425B||Beckley Avenue / 12th Street||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|55.2||88.8||426A||Ewing Avenue||No direct northbound exit (signed at exit 425C)|
|55.5||89.3||426B||SH 180 west (8th Street)|
|55.6||89.5||426C||Jefferson Boulevard||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|56.2||90.4||427A||Colorado Boulevard||Signed as Exit 426C northbound; Access to Methodist Medical Center of Dallas|
|56.5||90.9||427C||Riverfront Boulevard, Cadiz Street||Signed as exit 428B southbound|
|56.6||91.1||428A||I-30 east (US 67 north) / Griffin Street – Texarkana, Downtown Dallas||Signed as Exit 427A northbound; North end of US 67 overlap; I-30 exits 45A-B|
|56.8||91.4||428C||Reunion Boulevard, Commerce Street||Signed as Exit 428 northbound|
|56.9||91.6||428D||I-30 west – Fort Worth||Signed as Exit 427B northbound; I-30 exits 45A-B|
|57.8||93.0||429A||To I-45 / US 75 (via Spur 366) / Singleton Boulevard – Houston, McKinney||Signed as Exit 428 northbound; access from I-35E south to Singleton Boulevard|
|57.9||93.2||429B||Continental Avenue, Commerce Street west|
|58.6||94.3||429C||Victory Avenue / Hi Line Drive||No direct southbound exit (signed at exit 430A)|
|58.8||94.6||429D||Dallas North Tollway||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|59.1||95.1||430A||Oak Lawn Avenue|
|59.5||95.8||430B||Market Center Boulevard||Access to Market Center Station|
|59.5||95.8||430C||Wycliff Avenue||No direct northbound exit (signed at exit 430B)|
|60.2||96.9||431||Medical District Drive||Previously Motor Street|
|60.8||97.8||432A||Inwood Road||Access to University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland Memorial Hospital, and Children's Medical Center|
|61.7||99.3||432B||Commonwealth Drive (SH 356)|
|62.3||100.3||433A||SH 183 to SH 114 – Irving, DFW Airport||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|62.2||100.1||433B||Mockingbird Lane – Dallas Love Field Airport|
|64.4||103.6||435||Harry Hines Boulevard||Northbound exit and southbound entrance, access to Bachman Station|
|65.5||105.4||436A||Loop 12 / Spur 348 (Northwest Highway) – Irving, DFW Airport||Signed as exits 436A (Loop 12 south) and 436B (Loop 12 east / Spur 348) southbound|
|65.7||105.7||436B||I-635 Express east||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; southbound access via exit 440B|
|66.7||107.3||437||Mañana Road||Northbound exit only|
|67.2||108.1||438||Walnut Hill Lane||Access to Walnut Hill / Denton Station|
|68.3||109.9||439||Royal Lane||Access to Royal Lane Station|
|68.8||110.7||440A||Forest Lane||Northbound exit only|
|69.0||111.0||440B-C||I-635 (LBJ Freeway) / I-635 Express east||Signed as exits 440B (east) and 440C (west); I-635 exits 27B-C|
|Farmers Branch||69.7||112.2||441||Valley View Lane||Access to Farmers Branch Station|
|Carrollton||71.8||115.6||443A||Crosby Road||No direct southbound exit (signed at exit 443B)|
|72.0||115.9||443B||Belt Line Road|
|72.8||117.2||443C||Frontage Road||Northbound exit only|
|73.4||118.1||444||Whitlock Lane / Sandy Lake Road|
|74.4||119.7||445||Pres. George Bush Tpk.||Signed as exits 445A (south) and 445B (east) southbound|
|Lewisville||76.3||122.8||447A||Sam Rayburn Tollway – Airport||No direct southbound exit (signed at exit 448A)|
|76.5||123.1||447B||SH 121||Signed as exit 448A southbound|
|77.1||124.1||448||FM 3040 (Round Grove Road) / Hebron Parkway||Signed as exit 448B southbound|
Bus. SH 121 – Lewisville
|80.8||130.0||452||FM 1171 (Main Street)||Access to Medical City Lewisville|
|81.6||131.3||453||Valley Ridge Boulevard|
|82.4||132.6||454A||FM 407 – Justin|
|83.8||134.9||454B||Garden Ridge Boulevard||Access to Highland Village/Lewisville Lake Station|
|Hickory Creek||86.1||138.6||457||Lake Dallas Drive – Lake Dallas, Hickory Creek|
|Lake Dallas–Hickory Creek–|
|86.7||139.5||458||FM 2181 / Hundley Drive / Swisher Road||Access to Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge|
|90.3||145.3||461||Post Oak Drive / Lakeview Boulevard|
|Denton||91.5||147.3||462||State School Road / Mayhill Road||Access to Denton Regional Medical Center and Medpark Station|
|91.8||147.7||463||Loop 288 – McKinney|
|93.5||150.5||464||US 77 north – Denton||North end of US 77 overlap; no southbound exit|
|93.8||151.0||Pennsylvania Drive||Southbound exit only|
|94.0||151.3||465A||FM 2181 (Teasley Lane)|
|94.6||152.2||465B||US 377 (Fort Worth Drive)|
|95.9||154.3||466B||North Texas Boulevard|
|96.3||155.0||467||I-35W south / FM 1515 (Bonnie Brae Street) / Airport Road – Fort Worth||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; I-35W exit 85A, access to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton|
|96.7||155.6||I-35 north – Oklahoma City||I-35E north and I-35W merge into I-35|
|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)". Archived from the original on November 19, 2012. 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" (PDF). TxDOT. Retrieved November 21, 2013.
- "Horseshoe Project". TxDOT. Retrieved November 21, 2013.
- "Horseshoe Project Overview" (PDF). TxDOT. Retrieved November 21, 2013.
- "LBJ Express Tracker" (PDF). TxDOT. Retrieved November 21, 2013.
- "Highway Overview Map of Interstate 35E". Google Maps. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
Route map: Google
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