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I-35E R.L. Thornton Freeway South
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Looking north at 8th Street, October 27, 2007

Named For Robert L. Thornton (1880-1964)
Mayor of Dallas, 1953-1961
First section openMay 11, 1959
CompleteSept 21, 1965 (main lanes)
Jan 16, 1974 (interchange at I-20)
Future work Reconstruction south of Dallas (in progress 2007)
Expansion, downtown to I-20 (future)
Max traffic Count186,000 (2005, just south of downtown)

The complete history of I-35E South, R.L. Thornton Freeway south, will be added in the future.