The Middle segment of the project extends from Swisher Road (FM 2181) to President George Bush Turnpike. Approximately 12 miles in length, this segment will have two managed lanes in the center of the roadway and an additional general purpose lane in each direction.
Also in this segment, Turbeville Road will be widened and extended to link the north and southbound frontage roads.
Commuters will be excited to see additional capacity across the Lewisville Lake Bridge. Improvements in this area include the construction of a new southbound bridge, which will feature managed lanes and a shared path for pedestrians and cyclists. Once completed, the existing north and southbound bridges will carry northbound traffic and include a pedestrian walkway, frontage road lanes, and four main lanes. The new southbound bridge, which is slated for completion in 2016, will also include a pedestrian walkway, two frontage road lanes, four main lanes and two managed lanes.
The project will also add trails to the east side of the Copperas Branch Park, which is near the south end of the bridge.
FM 407 and Garden Ridge Boulevard will also be reconstructed to increase capacity. When construction on FM 407 is complete, it will run underneath I-35E.
Further south, new ramps will be constructed to give motorists access from the north side of the Sam Rayburn Tollway (SRT)/ I-35E interchange. Currently, access to these facilities is only available from the south side of the interchange.