Plans to transform S.M. Wright Freeway into a low-speed, landscaped, pedestrian-friendly boulevard are underway by the City and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). This important transportation project alleviiates a 90 degree angle in US 175 and IH-45, the following changes will be made to this dangerous stretch of the freeway:
- Add direct connecting ramps between US 175 (CF Hawn Freeway) & IH-45
- Improve IH-45 capacity to facilitate new direct connecting CF Hawn ramps
- Provide access between CF Hawn & SM Wright through a grade separated interchange
- Convert SM Wright to a low speed, signalized, pedestrian-friendly, landscaped arterial
- Spacing provided to allow proposed Trinity Parkway connection and extension
Concept for the lower speed neighborhood boulevard with the view to the north on Pennsylvania Avenue.
The planned ramps connecting CF Hawn to IH-45 will divert commuter traffic off S. M. Wright and reduce its 107,000 daily vehicles to about 40,000: a reduction that allows TxDOT to convert the existing elevated, 10-lane high speed S. M. Wright Freeway to a 6-lane low-speed, at grade and signalized boulevard without a bridge. Additional exciting plans will allow installation of pedestrian trails, gateway monuments and attractive landscape features.
2017 TWM Project Updates
The S. M. Wright Project allows room for the future Trinity Parkway improvements. TxDOT continues to work alongside the NTTA, City of Dallas, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, NCTCOG, FHWA, and USEPA on many improvements in the area.
www.txdot.gov for more information on S.M. Wright.
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