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Local Motion - photos of the TRE, traffic in the IH 30 managed/HOV lane, Fort Worth, airplane

October 2015

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$2.7 billion LBJ Express project completed

 

The LBJ Express is now open to drivers after nearly five years of major construction along the 16.5-mile corridor. The $2.7 billion project, which began in 2011, has rebuilt the main lanes and frontage roads and added new continuous frontage and TEXpress Lanes along Interstate Highway 635 and IH 35E. The goal was to dramatically improve mobility for the 250,000 drivers who travel the highways daily.

 

The last piece of the project to open to traffic was tolled TEXpress Lanes between Luna and Preston roads, which welcomed drivers September 10. The completion of this final section connected all the managed lanes in the corridor. Two sections of the LBJ Express, on the eastern and western sides of the expansion project, had already opened.

 

Two years ago, contractors limited traffic to three lanes in each direction in order to complete the bypass lanes and frontage roads that facilitate incident response and increase safety along the corridor. At its widest point, the corridor now has 28 lanes, including frontage roads, and bypass, freeway and TEXpress lanes.

 

While the LBJ Express will greatly increase trip reliability and safety for motorists, drivers can also save money, too, by signing up for a TollTag account. TollTag customers pay the lowest toll rates, saving drivers up to 50 percent over non-TollTag users. For more information on TollTags, visit NTTA.org.

 

FWTAEXpress Lanes are part of a larger managed toll lane network in North Texas that utilizes fluctuating toll prices to control congestion. The North Tarrant Express, which opened late last year, and the DFW Connector also contain TEXpress Lanes in addition to tax-supported freeway lanes. — LBJ Express

 

On the Web: LBJExpress.com

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