TxDOT just issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for development of the Managed Lanes Project, which will reach from reach from State Highway 121 through Irving to Interstate 35E. “This is a major step in relieving traffic and improving safety…on a highway that has remained relatively unchanged since 1973,” TxDOT executive director Phil Wilson said in the release. “We are excited about the possibility of accelerating the construction schedule of the project.” Through a Comprehensive Development Agreement, TxDOT will partner with a company chosen from the RFQ to design, build and maintain the SH 183 Managed Lanes Project. Phase 1 of the project, estimated at $1.4 billion, will replace deteriorating roadway structures and add one to two managed toll lanes in both directions of travel. SH 183 ranks as no. 47 on the state’s list of 100 Most Congested Roadways.