$800M Horseshoe project opening up downtown Dallas$800M Horseshoe project opening up downtown Dallashttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=21142014-12-23T09:10:00Z2014-12-22T00:00:00Z

DALLAS - Big changes are coming to the Dallas Horseshoe in early 2015.

The $798 million project will rebuild the junction of I-35E and I-30 just west of downtown Dallas with new bridges, ramps, frontage roads and more lanes.

"Come first quarter, you'll start seeing some new things with the roadway," said Katrina Keyes, a spokesman for Pegasus Link Constructors, the contractor for the project.

A new flyover ramp will open from northbound I-35E to eastbound I-30 that will allow for better traffic flow in early 2015.

New frontage roads on both I-35E and I-30 heading into downtown will allow local traffic to separate from through traffic, and exits for key downtown streets will be placed farther back.

One of the biggest things will be the Margaret McDermott Bridge, a 300-foot suspension bridge for pedestrians and bicycle traffic. The bridge will actually be on either side of I-30.

Pedestrians will have dedicated sidewalks on both sides of I-35E going over the Trinity River, too.

The idea is to open downtown Dallas up to pedestrians, especially with so many residential apartments and condominiums being built in Uptown Dallas.

Dallas Business Journal
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
Infrastructure & Transportation
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