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Good Things Come in 3s

Good Things Come in 3s

Three of our roads are getting better for you.

President George Bush Turnpike

Nearly, the entire Bush Turnpike is being widened between State Highway 78 in Sachse and Interstate 20 in Grand Prairie.

Bush Turnpike drivers are already taking advantage of four lanes in each direction between the Dallas North Tollway and U.S. 75.

The sections of the Bush Turnpike between the Tollway and I-35E and between U.S. 75 and SH 78 are under construction now. The sections between west of I-35E and I-20 are being designed and planned.

The animation below shows what’s in progress east of U.S. 75. Much of the paving work is complete, but there’s a lot of other work to do before they can stripe the lanes and open them to traffic later this year.

The widening work between the Tollway and I-35E is scheduled to be complete in late 2019.

Dallas North Tollway

On the Tollway, the new fourth lane is open, and drivers are getting used to the additional lane in both directions between the Bush Turnpike and the Sam Rayburn Tollway. Crews continue to work on final touches and landscaping along the corridor. They are also completing final tasks along the frontage road and city streets, including building sidewalks for pedestrians.

As work wraps up in this area, the speed limit remains lowered to 60 MPH. Please remember to keep your eyes on the road and follow the reduced and enforced speed limit.

Crews are also continuing to work on improvements to the Tollway between I-635 and downtown Dallas. Between Harvest Hill Road and I-35E, crews are replacing the barrier in the median and later will resurface the pavement.

Crews have completed installing the new median barrier between Harvest Hill and Walnut Hill roads and between Lovers and Mockingbird lanes. Crews are now working to install the new barrier between Walnut Hill Road and Lovers Lane.

This work is expected to be complete late this year. The 55 MPH speed limit in this area is being enforced for your safety.

Mountain Creek Lake Bridge

In April, construction crews began giving the Mountain Creek Lake Bridge a facelift of sorts. The 2.5-mile bridge, which connects southwest Dallas to the city of Grand Prairie, first opened to traffic in 1979.

Over the next 12 months, crews will remove and replace the toll gantry, repair and restripe the pavement and install new signs.

Some lane and ramp closures will be needed during off-peak hours, including on weekends, so bookmark our “Scheduled Lane Closures” page for more information. We will announce the closures via NTTA’s Twitter @TollTagNews, and information will be posted on ProgressNTTA.org.

Thank you for your continued patience as we continue to improve our roads for you.