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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) – A busy Interstate on-ramp closes today for a projected 6-month long improvement.

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Michelle Releford with Texas Department of Transportation says the southbound entrance ramp to Interstate-45 at Lamar will be closed, starting Monday.

The S.M. Wright ‘phase one’ project is building direct connection ramps from the US 175 / C.F. Hawn Freeway to Interstate-45. That will eliminate the tight curve in southeast Dallas from US 175 to the S.M. Wright freeway.


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The project includes widening I-45, and installation of wireless traffic control devices, and should be complete in 2019.


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