If you haven’t already seen it, the City of Dallas has posted a detailed YouTube video (below) that gives you a virtual view of what it will be like driving on LBJ after the expansion process ends in 2016. The video arrives at the LBJ and I-35 merger after about 60 seconds. And it’s all set to soothing, lullaby music – if only that’s what it was really like driving on that freeway today.

But it’s finally approaching – construction is set to begin in January, adding 13 miles of new HOV lanes. When built in 1969, LBJ was designed to carry only 180,000 cars a day, and now carries at least 270,000. For a bit more history on the project, check out this Advocate article.

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