Communities along Highway 35 have formed an Expressway Association and are working with local, state and federal officials to encourage the development of the four-lane Highway 35 Expressway. A feasibility study was done in 2000, which concluded the expressway was feasible in five areas:
- Engineering / cost
- Need based (with the inclusion of other state highway improvements)
- Ravel efficiency
- Economic development
Currently, a corridor study is being conducted which will identify a preferred alignment.