I-35E from FM 566 to US 77

Project ID (CSJ): 0048-08-049


TxDOT is planning improvements for I-35E in Ellis County, from two miles south of FM 566 (Ellis/Hill County line) to US 77 South - improvements include updating the roadway to current design standards and widening for congestion relief of expected future traffic increases.

Need & Purpose
  • Need: Increased truck traffic along the I-35 corridor coupled with regional population growth in Texas has created travel demand that exceeds its current capacity. The existing I-35E facility through Ellis County is an essential element of the local and regional transportation system.
  • Purpose: The purpose of the project is to meet local and regional travel demands by increasing capacity; upgrading the transportation infrastructure to meet current FHWA and TxDOT design standards for interstates, bridges, and frontage roads; thereby improving the safety of travelers along I-35.
Project Description
This project will reduce congestion and enhance safety at this I-35E location by:
  • Widening I-35E from four lanes to six lanes (three lanes in each direction).
  • Minor ramp alignment modifications at various locations along I-35E.
  • Construction cost: $36 million
  • Construction start: February 2016
  • Estimated completion: March 2018

Project Vicinity Map

I-35E from US77 south to US 77 north in Waxahachie


Michelle Releford
Public Information Officer

TxDOT Dallas District
4777 E. Highway 80
Mesquite, TX 75150

(214) 320-4485