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Texas Department of Transportation
Highway / Express Lanes
The 35Express project includes nearly 30 miles of improvements to heavily congested I-35E between US 380 in Denton and I-635 in the northwest corner of Dallas. This corridor serves hundreds of thousands of commuters, handles substantial daily truck traffic, and is a primary link to major universities in the city of Denton, including the fourth-largest university in the state, the University of North Texas. The project will also add frontage roads across Lake Lewis, which will improve north-south commuting options.
In its ultimate configuration, the $4.8 billion project would rebuild the full corridor while adding tolled express lanes to provide a reliable alternative to the general purpose lanes and frontage roads. The project is proposed to be constructed in phases Phase 1's elements include:
$1.4 billion (Phase 1)
Federal funds - $460 million
TIFIA Loan - $285 million
Regional toll revenue (SH 121) - $534 million
Other state funding - $160 million
Local funding - $14 million
|Project Delivery / Contract Method||
Design-build joint - AGL Constructors
|Project Advisors / Consultants||
To USDOT TIFIA JPO
|Duration / Status||
Design-build contract awarded December 2012.
Design notice to proceed issued May 2013.
Construction began October 2013.
New southbound Lewisville Lake Bridge opened in September 2016.
Substantial completion expected mid-2017.
|TIFIA Credit Assistance||
Direct loan: $285 million.
The TIFIA loan will be repaid through a pledge of the project's gross toll revenues.
The TIFIA credit agreement was signed on November 3, 2016. Principal repayment of the TIFIA loan will begin with substantial completion of delivery and will amortize through a 30-year maturity with the final maturity anticipated in 2052.
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