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One year down, more to go

A year of the 35Express project is in the books. With heavy construction work underway on the 30-mile corridor of the expansion project, Denton County residents are that much closer to enjoying relief for the often-congested Interstate 35E.

First responders navigate traffic

Sirens blaring, horns honking and nowhere to go. This has turned into a common scene along Interstate 35E as construction continues to widen the highway.

Wall divides landowners

HICKORY CREEK — Not all of the land being cleared for the new, wider Interstate 35E is firmly in the state’s grip.

Upcoming 35Express closures - 3-31 to 4-12

The following is an update on the upcoming 35Express project closures slated for March 31 through April 12.

Series of 35Express meetings to be held

Officials with the 35Express project are set to hold another series of meetings about the expansion of Interstate 35E.

U.S. 380 west to close this weekend

All lanes of U.S. Highway 380, west of Interstate 35, will be closed overnight on Saturday and Sunday for bridge repairs to the Kansas City Southern Railway train bridge.

35Express project to close roads

The entrance ramp to north bound Interstate-35E, just south of FM 407, will be closed Wednesday.

The real work begins

The expansion of Interstate 35E is getting busier by the day as crews work in a number of areas to complete the first phase of the 30-mile project.

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Road hazards

CORINTH — City officials expect to begin construction this summer on two roads they say will help manage congestion in Corinth once major construction on Interstate 35E begins.

Corinth to consider taking action on road project

CORINTH — The City Council will consider taking action Thursday on spending $1.8 million to reconstruct two city roads officials said they identified as potential detours for motorists once major construction on Interstate 35E begins.

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Road to recovery

They mostly come out at night: the excavators, the graders, the haulers, the front-end loaders and their operators, the construction crews who are transforming Interstate 35E one mile at a time.

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Developers target Corinth

CORINTH — Commercial developers in Corinth appear to be making strides to bring new developments into the city limits, but officials say it’s probable construction on the developments won’t begin until scheduled roadway projects are completed.

Looking ahead

The growth in 2013 in Denton County has led to a veritable building boom for 2014. Construction is underway for a new jail, new fire stations, new restaurants, a new university dormitory and a new school, and plans are in the works to ask voters for additional funds to continue improving the local infrastructure. Roadwork, moreover, is expected to kick into high gear this year.