Permanent Closure of Eastbound I-30 Exit to Northwest Drive Begins Aug. 30

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Construction of 635 East Project Continues

MESQUITE – The eastbound I-30 exit to Northwest Drive will be permanently closed beginning Sunday evening, August 30, as part of the 635 East Project.

Drivers along the eastbound I-30 mainlanes who want to access Northwest Drive will need to use Exit 56A, prior to Gus Thomasson Road. (Refer to Map Attachment)

Scheduled work and associated closures are subject to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

The public can stay informed on construction progress, lane closures and traffic changes by signing up for text alerts by sending the message “635 East” to 31996.

For additional information related to the 635 East Project, visit

About the 635 East Project

The 635 East Project is a $1.7 billion design-build operation owned and managed by the Texas Department of Transportation. The goal of the 11-mile project is to improve mobility, operations and safety on Interstate 635 in Dallas County. Construction includes the addition of a mainlane in each direction, building continuous frontage roads along the corridor and reconstruction of the interchange at I-635 and I-30. Construction began in early 2020 with an anticipated completion date of late 2024. The 635 East Project is part of the Texas Clear Lanes initiative ( by TxDOT to address growing traffic congestion in the state.

About the Texas Department of Transportation
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is responsible for maintaining 80,000 miles of road and for supporting aviation, rail, and public transportation across the state. TxDOT and its 12,000 employees are committed to working with others to provide safe and reliable transportation solutions for Texas by maintaining a safe system, addressing congestion, connecting Texas communities, and being a Best in Class state agency. Find out more at “Like” TxDOT on Facebook ( and follow us on Twitter (