March 2017 

Lake Highlands News

IH 635 LBJ Freeway East Project. At the February 8 City Council Meeting, the City Council unanimously voted in favor of a resolution authoring support for the IH 635 LBJ Freeway East Project. The information considered by the council included the following: IH 635 LBJ east of US 75 has become one of the busiest, most congested highways in the nation. The LBJ East project is intended to increase capacity, reduce congestion, and improve mobility for LBJ from US 75 to US 80 in Mesquite. The project includes the reconstruction of IH 635 from US 75 to IH 30, widening the freeway from four to five general purpose lanes in each direction, and including two toll-managed or express lanes in each direction. The managed/express lanes are proposed to be tolled from US 75 to Royal Lane/Miller Road to provide a transition from the tolled managed lanes west of US 75 and to provide an additional source of revenue for the project. This project is proposed to include early implementation of the Skillman-Audelia Bridge and noise barriers to protect residential areas. At a public meeting on January 31, 2017, TxDOT announced letting of the project would begin in 2020 with construction lasting approximately four years.

Schematics for IH 635 from Abrams Road to Skillman Street.

List of schematics for the rest of the project.

More information can be found at under “Upcoming Public Hearing/Meeting.”


2017 Northeast Division Community Engagement Forum, for the residents and businesses of the Northeast Division will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at Highland Oaks Church of Christ, 10805 Walnut Hill Ln. Free dinner provided from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. The forum to begin at 7:00 p.m.. Keynote Speaker will be Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson. There will also be a Sector Crime Update.
For additional Information or to pre-register please contact:
Mitchell Gatson
Office (214) 671-0160
Cell (214) 681 2355


New Single Family Rental Registration Program. In accordance with amended City Ordinance Chapter 27, effective January 1, 2017, landlords with rental properties in the City of Dallas are now required to register their properties. Additional information can be found in the City’s Registration Information Pamphlet.


The Sprouts Farmers Market at the Lake Highlands Town Center is set to open at 7 a.m. Wednesday, May 3. They will be hiring more than 100 new employees, including managers, clerks, cashiers, receivers and other help. If you are interested in applying for a job, visit their website here.

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