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Dallas North Tollway will endure night-time closures all week

Dallas North Tollway will endure night-time closures all week

Dallas North Tollway
Clear sailing on the DNT. Photo courtesy of J.P. Fagerback/Wikipedia

Late-night commuters, especially those who work downtown and live north of Dallas, will see some complications with closures on some key Dallas highways.

The northbound I-35E exit to the Dallas North Tollway (DNT direct-connector ramp) will be closed nightly from 9 pm-5 am, beginning Monday, March 4 through the morning of Friday, March 8.

Motorists traveling north on I-35E will exit at Oak Lawn Avenue and turn right onto Oak Lawn Avenue, then turn left to merge onto northbound DNT.

Other upcoming lane closures are scheduled for the I-35E mainlanes, Commerce Street, and the Dallas North Tollway (DNT) exit ramp from northbound I-35E. These are all for the Lowest Stemmons project through downtown Dallas.

The following closures will also take place from Sunday, March 3 thru Friday, March 8.

Nighttime Closures

2 right lanes of northbound I-35E between Commerce Street and Continental Avenue, including the Continental exit ramp from 9 pm-5 am each night
2 right lanes of the westbound Woodall Rodgers ramp to northbound I-35E from 9 pm-5 am each night

Daytime Lane Closures

Various lanes on Commerce Street under I-35E for overhead bridge work from 9 am-4 pm daily

The Lowest Stemmons Project is a 2.3-mile, $79-million Texas Clear Lanes project on Interstate-35E (I-35E) from Interstate 30 (I-30) to north of Oak Lawn Avenue.

The interim operational improvements consist of collector-distributor roads (north and southbound), direct connectors, and reconstructed ramps and bridge structures as necessary to accommodate the interim improvements.

Construction completion is estimated for early 2020.

The Lowest Stemmons Project is a break-out project from Project Pegasus. The goal of this project is to leverage existing funding from the Texas Clear Lanes Initiative to provide interim operational improvements to the congested I-35E corridor. The project will tie-in with the Horseshoe Project to the south and will be constructed inside the ultimate Project Pegasus Right-of-Way. For more information about this project, go to

To see closures on this project and other road conditions across the state, visit