Texas Department of Transportation – U.S. 175/S.M. Wright Freeway Phase 1

US 175 and SM Wright Freeway
US 175 at SM Wright Freeway.

This $104 million project removed a highway and improved safety, mobility, and the environment in a southern Dallas neighborhood. The project transforms the existing US 175 S.M. Wright freeway into a six-lane boulevard with traffic signals. The project eliminated the not so affectionately known “Deadman’s Curve” and created direct-connect ramps that funnel traffic onto I-45 and divert commuter traffic from the S.M. Wright Freeway. As a result, the project reduced traffic volume from 107,000 vehicles per day to about 40,000 per day, keeping drivers safer and restoring a community long divided by an elevated highway.