In 2019, we were awarded the $700 million design, construction and maintenance of the interstate. The I-635 East project will see the reconstruction and widening of 11 miles of interstate highway from US 75 to I-30 (including the I-635/I-30 interchange).
We are widening and adding general purpose lanes, increasing from eight to ten. The interstate highway will also be upgraded to consist of 12 lanes in total with the construction of two continuous frontage roads. The team will also reconstruct existing tolled managed lanes, service roads and make various intersection improvements. Works began in spring 2020 with approximately 500 jobs predicted for craft workers at the peak of construction.
The road was originally built in 1969 and since then the area has become one of the fastest growing economies in the country, making it one of the state’s busiest metropolitan roads. Initially designed to accommodate up to 180,000 vehicles a day, demand has increased with around 230,000 daily users, requiring improvements to be made.
As part of the state-wide Texas Clear Lanes initiative, the I-635 East project is organised to address the most congested roadways in the state’s metropolitan areas. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is addressing the gridlock issue for drivers state-wide, collaborating with local transportation leaders to identify critical road projects.