The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the award of a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to finance a section of I-35E known as the 35Express project from Denton to Dallas. The 35Express Project, being constructed in two phases, includes reconstruction and expansion of the 28-mi. (45 km) section of I-35E between I-635 in Dallas to U.S. 380 in Denton that serves the rapidly growing areas of southern and central Denton County as well as the major Dallas suburbs immediately north of I-635. This major artery that traverses nine cities and two counties also is a primary commuter link to the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University in Denton.
“Receiving this TIFIA loan from the federal government is great news for the region and the state,” said Texas Transportation Commissioner Jeff Austin III.