Stay in the loop about all the latest construction in the Lake Highlands and Lakewood areas of Dallas. Below is a roundup of 5 transportation projects in the community and one that reached completion in January.

Ongoing projects

Closures continue on I-635 construction project

Long-term and permanent closures are ongoing as part of the $1.74 billion I-635 East project. The eastbound I-635 ramp entrance from Skillman Street is expected to remain closed until August 2023, TxDOT officials said. The closest detour to access eastbound I-635 is at the Royal Lane and Miller Road on-ramp. In addition, the westbound I-635 ramp exit at Skillman Street, Exit 16, was permanently combined with a further exit at Royal Lane and Miller Road.

The project is designed to improve what TxDOT officials call one of the most congested areas in the state and spans from US 75 to just south of I-35. Construction includes building a fifth lane in each direction of I-635E, reconstructing the existing managed toll lanes and adding frontage roads in each direction, according to officials. Also part of the project is a revamp of the Skillman Street interchange by building an arched bridge. Construction is expected to last into 2024. Updates and closures can be found at

Timeline: 2020-24

Cost: $1.74 billion

Funding source: TxDOT

Street resurfacing on Park Lane

Resurfacing is underway on Park Lane from Greenville Avenue to Fair Oaks Avenue. The construction is expected to last until August 2023.

Timeline: August 2022- August, 2023

Cost: $558,541

Funding source: 2017 Dallas bond program

Upcoming projects

Lakewood area pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements

Pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements are coming to North Central Expressway, Mockingbird Lane, Lovers Lane and Greenville Avenue near Lakewood. New traffic signals, extended sidewalks, crosswalk improvements and lighting enhancements are expected to make streets safer for pedestrians and bicyclists, according to city planning documents.

Timeline: October 2023-December 2024

Cost: $5.5 million

Funding source: 2017 Dallas bond program/North Central Texas Council of Governments

Road enhancement on Columbia Avenue heading to Deep Ellum

Construction is scheduled to begin in November on street improvements at Columbia Avenue/Main Street from South Beacon Street to South Exposition Avenue in Deep Ellum. Street improvements include adding bike lanes and developing a thoroughfare.

Timeline: November 2023- April 2025

Cost: $4,250,000

Funding source: 2017 Dallas bond program

Ridgecrest Road improvements

This project will include improvements to the existing asphalt street by using reinforced concrete pavement as well as improved drainage and sidewalks. The project includes work along all of Ridgecrest Road to Sopac Trail east of Eastridge Drive.

Timeline: September 2023-June 2025

Cost: $5.5 million

Funding source: 2017 Dallas bond program

Completed project: Lake Highlands Trails

The Lake Highlands Trails Project finished two different phases at the start of 2023. First, the construction of a 1.32-mile trail from Harry S Moss Park to Arbor Park, including 190 feet of boardwalk under Walnut Hill Lane. In addition, a nearly 0.7-mile trail was constructed from Arbor Park to Skillman Street.

Timeline: June 28, 2022- Jan. 4, 2023

Cost: $2,300,000

Funding source: 2017 Dallas bond program