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North Texas HOV Closures

Holiday Closures

The HOV lanes listed below are closed on the following days:

  • New Year's Day
  • MLK, Jr. Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day and one day before and after Christmas Day

HOV lanes will also be closed for inclement weather such as snow and ice.

  • I-30 East (East R.L. Thornton)
  • The reversible S-ramp at the southern end of the I-35E (Stemmons) HOV lane
  • The direct connector ramp between the US 75 and I-635 HOV lanes
  • The section of the I-35E/US 67 (South R. L. Thornton/Marvin D. Love) HOV lanes from downtown Dallas to Loop 12

The remaining portion of the I-35E (Stemmons) HOV lanes, the I-635 (LBJ) HOV lanes, the US 75 (Central Expressway) HOV lanes, and the I-35E/US 67 HOV lanes from Loop 12 to Camp Wisdom Road are open 24 hours.

HOV Section Closures

Improving the region’s highway system occasionally requires extended closures of HOV lanes to provide safe work zones for construction crews and motorists driving through a work zone. The following HOV lane corridors or segments are closed as noted: 

I-35E/US 67 HOV Lanes to Be Closed for Horseshoe Project

Effective Sept. 9, 2013:

  • The northbound HOV lane between Kiest Boulevard and downtown is closed
  • The southbound HOV lane between downtown and Louisiana Avenue is closed.

The closures are required as part of the four-year Horseshoe Project, which will rebuild portions of Interstates 30 and 35E.

For additional information, visit the TxDOT Horseshoe Project online or call the project hotline, 214-FIXMIXD (349-6493).

 I-30 West/Tom Landry Freeway HOV Lane to Be Closed for Construction

Effective July 26, 2013:

  • The HOV lanes in both directions are closed for widening and improvements of the HOV lane facility and reopening as TEXpress lanes, or managed toll lanes.
  • NOTE: A portion of the HOV lane from approximately SH 161 to the Baird’s Farm Road ramp will open for special events at AT&T Stadium and the Ballpark in Arlington. The Baird’s Farm Road ramp is scheduled to close for several months in spring 2014 for improvements.

HOV Lanes Along LBJ Closed for LBJ Express Project

  • Eastbound HOV beginning east of Luna Road and extending east of Hillcrest Road.
  • Westbound HOV beginning east of Hillcrest Road and extending east of Josey Lane.

The closure is one of the first steps in the complete reconstruction of the corridor, now known as the LBJ Express.

The five-year reconstruction project will include reconstruction of frontage lanes and main lanes on I-635 between I-35E and US75/Central Expressway, and the addition of managed toll lanes on both I-635 and I-35E, between Loop 12 and I-635.

Effective Dec. 17, 2012:

  • Eastbound I-635 HOV drivers will enter the HOV lane just east of the High Five near Greenville.
  • Southbound US 75 HOV drivers who want to go west on I-635 HOV lanes need to exit to US 75 near Midpark, exit onto the frontage road and follow the signs to go west on I-635 after going through signal lights.

Eastbound I-635 HOV drivers who want to go north on US 75 need to exit at Coit, go through the next two signal lights, turn north on the frontage road and follow signs to enter the US 75 HOV lane at Midpark.

Interstate 35E HOV Lanes Closing

Effective Jan. 13, 2014:

Beginning Jan. 13, 2014 at 9 p.m., the I-35E north and southbound high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes running from Whitlock Lane in Carrollton, south to I-635 in Dallas will close permanently, as construction begins on the I-35E expansion project, or 35Express.