Driving Views Southbound
I-35E to DFW Airport
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Page last updated or reviewed: Created March 8, 2009. Last updated Feb 5, 2018 (review and update captions)
This includes about two miles of the Sam Rayburn Turnpike, and then the main lanes become the untolled SH 121. 2018 update: Several completed construction projects have made most of the photos below obsolete. The obsolete images are indicated.
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Driving southbound/westbound on SH 121 with I-35E ahead. (Photo date: 4-Aug-2007)
2018 Photo status: Modified Four new direct connection ramps were added in 2017 to complete the interchange.
Exit for I-35E (Photo date: 4-Aug-2007)
2018 Photo status: Modified Four new direct connection ramps were added in 2017 to complete the interchange.
At I-35E (Photo date: 4-Aug-2007)
2018 Photo status: Modified Four new direct connection ramps were added in 2017 to complete the interchange.
(Photo date: 4-Aug-2007)
2018 Photo status: Modified Four new direct connection ramps were added in 2017 to complete the interchange.
(Photo date: 4-Aug-2007)
At MacArthur (Photo date: 4-Aug-2007)
West of MacArthur (Photo date: 4-Aug-2007)
At Denton Tap Road. (Photo date: 4-Aug-2007)
Approaching the merge point with business 121. (Photo date: 4-Aug-2007)
At 121 business. (Photo date: 4-Aug-2007)
End of the Sam Rayburn Turnpike. Going ahead is freeway. (Photo date: 4-Aug-2007)
At the Dallas County line. (Photo date: 4-Aug-2007)
2018 Photo status: Obsolete, historical archive The freeway expansion of this section completed in 2017
Ahead is an at-grade intersection at Coppell Road. (Photo date: 4-Aug-2007)
2018 Photo status: Obsolete, historical archive The highway was made into a freeway in 2009. In 2017 expansion to its ultimate width to support 5x5 lanes was completed.
Another at-grade crossing. (Photo date: 4-Aug-2007)
2018 Photo status: Obsolete, historical archive The highway was made into a freeway in 2009. In 2017 expansion to its ultimate width to support 5x5 lanes was completed.
Approaching the signalized intersection at Freeport Parkway. This location was upgraded to a freeway in 2009. (Photo date: 4-Aug-2007)
2018 Photo status: Obsolete, historical archive The highway was made into a freeway in 2009. In 2017 expansion to its ultimate width to support 5x5 lanes was completed.
At Freeport Parkway. (Photo date: 4-Aug-2007)
2018 Photo status: Obsolete, historical archive The highway was made into a freeway in 2009. In 2017 expansion to its ultimate width to support 5x5 lanes was completed.
Another signalized intersection at Sandy Lake Road which was upgraded to a freeway in 2009. (Photo date: 4-Aug-2007)
2018 Photo status: Obsolete, historical archive The highway was made into a freeway in 2009. In 2017 expansion to its ultimate width to support 5x5 lanes was completed.
The freeway resumes south of Sandy Lake Road. (Photo date: 4-Aug-2007)
2015 Photo status: Obsolete The freeway was widened as part of the DFW Connector project, completed in 2013.
Exit for FM 2499. (Photo date: 4-Aug-2007)
2015 Photo status: Obsolete The freeway was widened as part of the DFW Connector project, completed in 2013.
Exit for Bass Pro Road. (Photo date: 4-Aug-2007)
2015 Photo status: Obsolete The freeway was widened as part of the DFW Connector project, completed in 2013.
The freeway curves to go in the due south direction toward DFW Airport. I-635 is just ahead. (Photo date: 4-Aug-2007)
2015 Photo status: Obsolete The freeway was widened as part of the DFW Connector project, completed in 2013.
At I-635 (Photo date: 4-Aug-2007)
2015 Photo status: Obsolete The freeway was widened as part of the DFW Connector project, completed in 2013.
South of I-635 (Photo date: 4-Aug-2007)
2015 Photo status: Obsolete The freeway was widened as part of the DFW Connector project, completed in 2013.
Exit for TX 114 (Photo date: 4-Aug-2007)
2015 Photo status: Obsolete The freeway was widened and reconfigured as part of the DFW Connector project, completed in 2013.
DFW Airport is ahead. (Photo date: 4-Aug-2007)
2015 Photo status: Obsolete The interchange at SH 114 was rebuilt and expanded as part of the DFW Connector project, completed in 2013.