The City Council heard an update at its work session Monday on the LBJ Express, a project to rebuild the LBJ Freeway from Greenville Avenue to I-35 E and renovate part of I-35E. The project will retain the same number of current freeway lanes and add express managed toll lanes to nearly double capacity and help ease congestion on the 17-mile stretch of highway by 2016. The section of I-635 between Montfort Drive and Greenville Avenue is expected to be the first to be complete by the end of this year.
Representatives from the LBJ Express project showed a video that provides a computer-generated aerial tour of the finished project.
The LBJ Express is designed to allow drivers to choose between freeway lanes or managed toll lanes depending on the nature of their trip. Toll rates will vary between 15 and 55 cents per mile depending on the time of day and traffic levels. The project is expected to accommodate population growth for the next 30 years.
To learn more about the project, visit www.lbjexpress.com. Watch the work session presentation at http://bit.ly/15LwAaR.