State plans 3 major Lewisville construction projects along I-35E

The Texas Department of Transportation is in the design stages for three major projects to expand streets crossing I-35E in Lewisville. (Courtesy Fotolia)
The Texas Department of Transportation is in the design stages for three major projects to expand streets crossing I-35E in Lewisville. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The Texas Department of Transportation is in the design stages for three major projects to expand streets crossing I-35E in Lewisville. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Three roads crossing I-35E in Lewisville are slated for construction as state officials plan for big projects in the coming years.

The Texas Department of Transportation is in the design stage for these projects that are expected to provide for increased traffic capacity at the three I-35E intersections—Main Street, SH 121 Business and Corporate Drive, according to the city of Lewisville Engineering Department.

Lewisville officials have been told the cost of the three projects to the state is expected to be at least $200 million, city spokesperson James Kunke said. Property acquisition has already begun, he said.

Construction on the earliest of the three projects is not expected to begin until 2023. That is when crews are expected to begin their work at SH 121 Business and Corporate Drive. The third project at Main Street is scheduled for 2025, Kunke said.

While the state is funding and managing the bulk of the projects, the city has pledged assistance as well, Kunke said.


“The City will participate by relocating utility lines and funding aesthetic improvements similar to those at FM 407 interchange and Garden Ridge interchange,” Kunke said in an email.

Main Street project

Cost: $44 million

Start date: January 2025

Funding source: Texas Department of Transportation

SH 121 Business project

Cost: $86 million

Start date: January 2023

Funding source: Texas Department of Transportation

Corporate Drive project

Cost: $71 million

Start date: January 2023

Funding source: Texas Department of Transportation

Source: City of Lewisville/Community Impact Newspaper
By Daniel Houston
Daniel Houston covers city government, transportation, business and education for Community Impact Newspaper in Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village. A Fort Worth native and Baylor University graduate, Daniel reported previously for The Associated Press in Oklahoma City and The Dallas Morning News.


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