NTE I-35W TEXpress Lanes Map

The TEXpress Lanes on I-35W / North Freeway, which are an extension of the NTE TEXpress Lanes, will open in two phases:

  • Phase 1 / Toll Segment 4 - From I-820 north to just past US 287 will be completed in 2017
    • The first section of this phase, from I-820 to US 287, is open
    • The second section, from US 287 to Heritage Trace Parkway, will open this fall 
  • Phase 2 / Toll Segment 3 - From downtown Fort Worth north to I-820 is slated for a Fall 2018 opening

Phase 1 Southbound I-35W Ramps 

The first section on Phase 1 (shaded in dark blue) has two southbound TEXpress Lanes entrance ramps and one exit ramp:

  • The Temporary US 287 South Entrance ramp, situated past US 287, is accessible from the southbound I-35W general highway lanes
  • The Basswood Boulevard Entrance ramp (opening in late summer) is located on the southbound frontage road past Basswood Boulevard
  • The I-35W/820 Exit ramp, the only southbound exit, is located past Western Center Boulevard and places all TEXpress Lanes drivers onto the southbound I-35W general highway lanes to allow them to access southbound I-35W and eastbound and westbound I-820

The Temporary US 287 South Entrance will be replaced by the permanent US 287 South Entrance ramp this fall, which will only be accessible from southbound US 287. A second southbound entrance ramp, the Heritage Trace Parkway Entrance, will open in fall.

The I-35W/820 Exit ramp is not a direct connector to the eastbound I-820 TEXpress Lanes. Direct connectors to/from I-820 will open with Phase 2 in 2018.

Phase 1 Northbound I-35W Ramps

One northbound TEXpress Lanes entrance ramp and three exit ramps are located on the first section of Phase 1 (shaded in dark blue):

  • The I-35W/820 Entrance ramp is accessible from the northbound I-35W general highway lanes, past I-820 and Fossil Creek Drive
  • The Basswood Boulevard Exit ramp (opening soon) is located past Western Center Boulevard and places drivers onto the frontage road with access to Basswood Boulevard
  • The Temporary I-35W Exit ramp, the last exit on this section, is located past Basswood Boulevard and places all TEXpress Lanes drivers onto the northbound I-35W general highway lanes
  • The US 287 North Exit ramp, the very last TEXpress Lanes exit, is located north of Basswood Boulevard and serves as a direct connector to US 287 north

The I-35W/820 Exit ramp is not a direct connector to the eastbound I-820 TEXpress Lanes. Direct connectors to/from I-820 will open with Phase 2 in 2018.

When the final section of Phase 1 opens this fall, the Temporary I-35W Exit ramp will be replaced by the Heritage Trace Parkway Exit and the new US 287 South Entrance will be a direct connector from US 287 onto the southbound TEXpress Lanes.

 

 
NTE I-35W TEXpress Lanes Map