The Regional Road System lies on the heavily traveled Interstate 35 NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) trade corridor, conveniently located to both Dallas and Fort Worth. Downtown Dallas and downtown Fort Worth are within 45 minutes driving distance of Hickory Creek, allowing access to major sporting events, concerts and other entertainment venues.

The I-35E corridor through Hickory Creek has an Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) of over 125,000 vehicles. With many prime retail locations fronting the I-35E corridor, this traffic creates a unique opportunity for businesses located along the Interstate.

Many major roads through and around Hickory Creek are currently undergoing expansion. These projects will produce a favorable business climate by significantly increasing the daily traffic count for retailers and allowing better access to all businesses.


Major improvements are underway to widen the current 6 lanes to 10 total lanes - 8 main lanes and 2 managed lanes. 2-lane frontage roads are planned on each side of the Interstate. SH121 toll road funding, is in large part, funding the initial expansion. Phase I of the project is currently underway and anticipated to be complete mid-2017. It will be built within the existing interstate footprint and will initially add 2 main lanes, 2 managed lanes, and rebuild and expand the Lake Lewisville Bridge. Review the actual schematic of the project Proposed Elevations (PDF) and visit the project website.

FM 2181

FM 2181 is currently being widened from 2 to 6 lanes west from I-35E through Hickory Creek, Corinth and Denton. Phase 1 of the project, from I-35 to FM 2499, is scheduled to be complete in March or April, 2016.

FM 2499

FM 2499 serves as a convenient, rapid connection to DFW Airport and the central DFW Metroplex. The first extension was built across Lake Lewisville from FM 407 north to FM 2181 and completed October 2010. FM 2499 will be extended north to intersect with I-35E in Corinth. Final right-of-way acquisition is underway and utility relocation will then begin.

Lake Lewisville Corridor Project

The Lake Lewisville Corridor Project is a 4-lane divided urban toll road from I-35E east on Swisher Road across a newly constructed bridge over Lake Lewisville. The bridge was officially opened in August 2009. The project was subdivided into eight sections. Once sections the sections are complete a physical connection will exist that connects the Lake Cites area to the Dallas North Tollway. Download the project maps (PDF) for more information.