Construction will finally begin this month on the LBJ Express – the massive, five-year improvement project that will double the capacity on the congested freeway. District 13 councilwoman, Ann Margolin, will hold two town-hall meetings to help answer questions from neighbors.

– 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11 at W.T. White High School

– 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 at Walnut Hill Recreation Center

As we’ve talked about here on the blog, LBJ is one of the most congested freeways in the state since it was not built to carry as many thousands of cars as it does today.

You can find all the background information on the project here. When finished, the LBJ Express will have six managed toll lanes that run underneath the current structure. It new lanes will have a 50 mile-per-hour minimum speed, and the fee will rise as more cars get on, and traffic slows down.

The construction will start at the I-35 connection and continue just east of Central. All in all, the multi-billion dollar project will transform 17 miles of roadway by 2016.

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