Interstate 35E in Texas
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Interstate 35E in Texas

Interstate 35E marker

Interstate 35E
Stemmons Freeway
I-35E highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length 96.76 mi[1] (155.72 km)
Existed 1959 - present
Major junctions
South end / / in Hillsboro
North end / in Denton
Counties Hill, Ellis, Dallas, Denton
Highway system

Interstate 35E (I-35E), an Interstate Highway, is the eastern half of I-35 where it splits to serve the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area. I-35 splits into two branch routes, I-35W and I-35E at Hillsboro. I-35E travels northward for 97 miles (156 km), maintaining I-35's sequence of exit numbers. It travels through Dallas before rejoining with I-35W to reform I-35 in Denton. This is one of two pairs of suffixed Interstates that has not been eliminated; I-35 also splits into I-35E and I-35W in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Historically, other interstates were given directional suffixes. On every other interstate, the directional suffixes were phased out by giving the route a loop or spur designation (such as I-270 in Maryland, which was once I-70S), or in some cases were assigned a different route number (such as I-76, which was once I-80S). In the case of I-35, since both branches return to a unified interstate beyond the twin cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, the AASHTO committees allowed the suffixes to remain.

IH-35E in Lewisville looking north from State Highway 121

Route description

Concurrent routes

U.S. Highway 67

Interstate 35E travels concurrently with U.S. Route 67 (US 67) from just north of Kiest Boulevard in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas to the I-30 interchange in downtown Dallas. From there, US 67 joins with I-30. On both segments, US 67 is signed.

U.S. Highway 77

From Waco, Texas to El Dorado, Kansas, I-35 (or I-35E) typically runs concurrent with, or lies fairly close to, US 77. This highway travels parallel to I-35E after splitting off of I-35 north of Hillsboro, running through Italy and Milford. It joins with I-35E for less than 1 mile (1.6 km) just south of Waxahachie, before splitting back off to run through Waxahachie. It rejoins the interstate just north of a junction with State Highway 342 in Red Oak. US 77 stays with the interstate through Dallas and up to the southeastern section of Denton. It then breaks off, rejoining I-35 north of the city. Except for the spur sections (Denton and the section between Red Oak and Hillsboro), US 77 is unsigned.

From the Dallas-Ellis county line to Denton

I-35E with Renaissance Dallas Hotel at 2222 Stemmons Freeway in the background

From the Dallas-Ellis County line to downtown Dallas, I-35E is called South R.L. Thornton Freeway and varies from eight to ten lanes plus HOV. The section from I-20 to Downtown Dallas will be undergoing a major reconstruction by 2015 to 12 lanes. Reconstruction of I-35E and the downtown Mixmaster interchange with I-30 is planned as part of the Horseshoe project,[2] derived from the larger Pegasus Project.[3][4] From this point, I-35E is named the Stemmons Freeway to Lewisville. This section will undergo reconstruction in three phases. The first, a widening of I-35E from I-635 to Denton, will start in late 2011 to over 16 lanes. The second, the LBJ Project, will include elevated toll I-35E lanes by 2016. Last is the major reconstruction of Stemmons Freeway (I-35E) from downtown Dallas to I-635 to over 20 lanes by 2020.[]

I-35E interchange with Texas State Highway Spur 366
I-35E in Denton


Interstate 35E replaced most of US 77 between Hillsboro and Denton. US 77 is unsigned along the route, with the exception of the highway that runs through Waxahachie-Red Oak and Denton. I-35E was completed in the early 60s.

When first designated, I-35W & I-35E were the only "suffixed" highways in Texas. Subsequently, I-69W, I-69E, and I-69C have been designated.


As of 2013, a major construction project is underway on I-35E from I-635 to US 380. The main focus is to ease traffic flow along the corridor, which is heavily congested, especially near Lewisville Lake. The project includes extending the HOV lanes further north from the Sam Rayburn Tollway/SH 121 interchange. Part of this project included the pedestrian bridge from the main campus of the University of North Texas to Apogee Stadium, which opened in October 2012. The project is slated to be complete by May 2017.[5]

The Horseshoe Project is also underway, which will replace the outdated "Mixmaster" interchange with I-30 and build a new bridge over the Trinity River. The project is expected to be completed in late-2016 to early-2017.[6][7]

I-35E is also part of the LBJ Express. The section of freeway from Loop 12 to Valwood Parkway is being rebuilt as the old interchange with I-635 is being replaced.[8]

Exit list

County Location mi[9] km Exit Destinations Notes
Hill 0.0 0.0 370 south - Waco I-35E south and I-35W merge into I-35
0.2 0.32 370A north /  - Hillsboro Southbound exit only
0.7 1.1 370B north - Fort Worth Southbound exit only
Carl's Corner 2.5 4.0 374  - Carl's Corner
5.8 9.3 377
Ellis 9.6 15.4 381 (Milford Road)
13.6 21.9 384 Derrs Chapel Road
Italy 15.1 24.3 386  - Italy, Ennis
19.7 31.7 391 (Forreston Road)
Waxahachie 26.6 42.8 397  - Waxahachie
27.5 44.3 399 / / Signed as exits 399A (FM 66 / FM 876) and 399B (FM 1446) southbound
29.3 47.2 401A Brookside Road Access to Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie
30.7 49.4 401B
/  - Waxahachie
31.5 50.7 403  - Corsicana, Fort Worth
33.2 53.4 404 Lofland Road
34.3 55.2 405
35.4 57.0 406 Sterrett Road
Red Oak 36.9 59.4 408 south /  - Red Oak South end of US 77 overlap
38.5 62.0 410A Red Oak Road
39.5 63.6 410B (Ovilla Road)
Dallas Lancaster-Glenn Heights line 40.9 65.8 412 Bear Creek Road
Lancaster-DeSoto line 42.6 68.6 413 Parkerville Road
43.1 69.4 414 (Belt Line Road)
44.1 71.0 415 Pleasant Run Road
45.0 72.4 416 Wintergreen Road
Dallas tripoint
46.0 74.0 417 Danieldale Road / Wheatland Road
Dallas 47.1 75.8 418  - Fort Worth, Shreveport Signed as exits 418A (west) and 418B (east); I-20 exit 467
48.7 78.4 419 Camp Wisdom Road
49.4 79.5 420 Laureland Road
50.1 80.6 421 / Ann Arbor Avenue Signed as exits 421A (east) and 421B (west)
51.4 82.7 422A Beckley Avenue / Overton Road No direct southbound exit (signed at Kiest Boulevard)
51.7 83.2 422B Kiest Boulevard Signed as exit 422B-A southbound
52.4 84.3 423A south - Cleburne South end of US 67 overlap; southbound exit and northbound entrance
-- south Access for reversible HOV lane only; southbound exit and northbound right entrance
52.5 84.5 423B Saner Avenue No direct southbound entrance (signed via Kiest Boulevard)
52.9 85.1 424 Illinois Avenue Access to Illinois Station
54.1 87.1 425A Zang Boulevard / Beckley Avenue
54.6 87.9 425B Beckley Avenue / 12th Street Southbound exit and northbound entrance
54.7 88.0 425C Marsalis Avenue
55.2 88.8 426A Ewing Avenue No direct northbound exit (signed at exit 425C)
55.5 89.3 426B west (8th Street)
55.6 89.5 426C Jefferson Boulevard Southbound exit and northbound entrance
56.2 90.4 427A Colorado Boulevard Signed as Exit 426C northbound; Access to Methodist Medical Center of Dallas
56.5 90.9 427C Riverfront Boulevard, Cadiz Street Signed as exit 428B southbound
56.6 91.1 428A east (US 67 north) / Griffin Street - Texarkana, Downtown Dallas Signed as Exit 427A northbound; North end of US 67 overlap; I-30 exits 45A-B
56.8 91.4 428C Reunion Boulevard, Commerce Street Signed as Exit 428 northbound
56.9 91.6 428D west - Fort Worth Signed as Exit 427B northbound; I-30 exits 45A-B
57.8 93.0 429A To / (via Spur 366) / Singleton Boulevard - Houston, McKinney Signed as Exit 428 northbound; access from I-35E south to Singleton Boulevard
57.9 93.2 429B Continental Avenue, Commerce Street west
58.6 94.3 429C Victory Avenue / Hi Line Drive No direct southbound exit (signed at exit 430A)
58.8 94.6 429D Northbound exit and southbound entrance
59.1 95.1 430A Oak Lawn Avenue
59.5 95.8 430B Market Center Boulevard Access to Market Center Station
59.5 95.8 430C Wycliff Avenue No direct northbound exit (signed at exit 430B)
60.2 96.9 431 Medical District Drive Previously Motor Street
60.8 97.8 432A Inwood Road Access to University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland Memorial Hospital, and Children's Medical Center
61.7 99.3 432B Commonwealth Drive (SH 356)
62.3 100.3 433A to  - Irving, DFW Airport Northbound exit and southbound entrance
62.2 100.1 433B Mockingbird Lane - Dallas Love Field Airport
63.0 101.4 434A Empire Central
63.7 102.5 434B Regal Row
64.4 103.6 435 Harry Hines Boulevard Northbound exit and southbound entrance, access to Bachman Station
65.5 105.4 436A / (Northwest Highway) - Irving, DFW Airport Signed as exits 436A (Loop 12 south) and 436B (Loop 12 east / Spur 348) southbound
65.7 105.7 436B east Northbound exit and southbound entrance; southbound access via exit 440B
66.7 107.3 437 Mañana Road Northbound exit only
67.2 108.1 438 Walnut Hill Lane Access to Walnut Hill / Denton Station
68.3 109.9 439 Royal Lane Access to Royal Lane Station
68.8 110.7 440A Forest Lane Northbound exit only
69.0 111.0 (LBJ Freeway) / east Signed as exits 440B (east) and 440C (west); I-635 exits 27B-C
Farmers Branch 69.7 112.2 441 Valley View Lane Access to Farmers Branch Station
70.7 113.8 442 Valwood Parkway
Carrollton 71.8 115.6 443A Crosby Road No direct southbound exit (signed at exit 443B)
72.0 115.9 443B Belt Line Road
72.8 117.2 443C Frontage Road Northbound exit only
73.4 118.1 444 Whitlock Lane / Sandy Lake Road
74.4 119.7 445 Signed as exits 445A (south) and 445B (east) southbound
Denton 74.8 120.4 446 Frankford Road
Lewisville 76.3 122.8 447A  - Airport No direct southbound exit (signed at exit 448A)
76.5 123.1 447B Signed as exit 448A southbound
77.1 124.1 448 (Round Grove Road) / Hebron Parkway Signed as exit 448B southbound
78.5 126.3 449 Corporate Drive
79.4 127.8 450
 - Lewisville
80.4 129.4 451 Fox Avenue
80.8 130.0 452 (Main Street) Access to Medical City Lewisville
81.6 131.3 453 Valley Ridge Boulevard
82.4 132.6 454A  - Justin
83.8 134.9 454B Garden Ridge Boulevard Access to Highland Village/Lewisville Lake Station
Hickory Creek 86.1 138.6 457 Lake Dallas Drive - Lake Dallas, Hickory Creek
Lake Dallas-Hickory Creek-
Corinth tripoint
86.7 139.5 458 / Hundley Drive / Swisher Road Access to Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge
Corinth 88.1 141.8 459 Frontage Road
89.2 143.6 460 Corinth Parkway
90.3 145.3 461 Post Oak Drive / Lakeview Boulevard
Denton 91.5 147.3 462 State School Road / Mayhill Road Access to Denton Regional Medical Center and Medpark Station
91.8 147.7 463  - McKinney
93.5 150.5 464 north - Denton North end of US 77 overlap; no southbound exit
93.8 151.0 Pennsylvania Drive Southbound exit only
94.0 151.3 465A (Teasley Lane)
94.6 152.2 465B (Fort Worth Drive)
95.5 153.7 466A McCormick Street
95.9 154.3 466B North Texas Boulevard
96.3 155.0 467 south / (Bonnie Brae Street) / Airport Road - Fort Worth Northbound exit and southbound entrance; I-35W exit 85A, access to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton
96.7 155.6 north - Oklahoma City I-35E north and I-35W merge into I-35
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Auxiliary routes

  • Interstate 635, while technically a loop of I-35, only intersects I-35E and neither I-35 nor I-35W.

See also


  1. ^ "Route Log - Main Routes of the Eisenhower National System Of Interstate and Defense Highways - Table 1". Retrieved 2014. 
  2. ^ Texas Department of Transportation (November 15, 2012). "TxDOT Sets in Motion Much-Anticipated Dallas Horseshoe Project (press release)". Archived from the original on November 19, 2012. Retrieved 2012. 
  3. ^ Benning, Tom (November 15, 2012). "Contract OK'd for Horseshoe project's massive rebuilding of downtown Dallas freeways". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2012. 
  4. ^ "Project Pegasus Overview". Retrieved 2012. 
  5. ^ "Interstate 35E Project Tracker" (PDF). TxDOT. Retrieved 2013. 
  6. ^ "Horseshoe Project". TxDOT. Retrieved 2013. 
  7. ^ "Horseshoe Project Overview" (PDF). TxDOT. Retrieved 2013. 
  8. ^ "LBJ Express Tracker" (PDF). TxDOT. Retrieved 2013. 
  9. ^ "Highway Overview Map of Interstate 35E". Google Maps. Retrieved 2015. 

External links

Route map: Google

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