Today the northbound "collector-Distributor lane which bypasses the light at IH-35 and Parmer opens. Exit to this lane on northbound 35 if you're planning to turn on Howard, or stay in the left lane of the access road to get onto this lane if you're heading north from Yager.
Howard Lane either will close or already is closed, so this will be the only way to get to (e.g.) Home Depot without making a U-turn at Wells Branch. (At least there will be no more teeth-clenched lane crossing trying to get to the HD entrance on the frontage road! However, I suspect you will need to turn into the shopping complex well before that entrance or be delayed by traffic stacking up at the Howard light.)
The "mixing-bowl" where the new lane joins the access road won't be finished for awhile, so be careful!
~Thank you Walnut Creek for the update!