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Move Over HGTV

While NTTA roads typically have great “Curb Appeal” and definitely have “Good Bones,” these days, on some of our roads, we look more like the before scenes on “Fixer Upper.”

If you regularly drive the Dallas North Tollway, the Mountain Creek Lake Bridge or the President George Bush Turnpike, you know we’ve been busy renovating them.

These improvements are a lot like adding a new room to your house or a similar project that keeps your house in good shape. Our work isn’t as sexy as the “Property Brothers,” but it extends the life of our roads and – when completed – will improve your drive.

We know that living (or driving) through a renovation is never fun. That’s why, whenever possible, we’re at work on the roads when the fewest people are driving. We avoid interrupting your morning and evening commutes and try to coordinate our schedules around sports, festivals and other community events.

To learn more about where and when we’re working, keep reading.

President George Bush Turnpike

An additional lane of traffic in each direction of the President George Bush Turnpike between U.S. 75 and State Highway 78 was opened on Oct. 23. With the opening of these lanes, motorists now have four lanes in each direction to drive on between SH 78 and the Dallas North Tollway, providing traffic congestion relief.
There are still other sections of the PGBT Widening Project under development:
• Between the Dallas North Tollway and I-35E (under construction; anticipated completion in late 2019)
• Between I-35E and just north of Belt Line Road in Irving (in design phase)
• Between State Highway 183 to I-20 (in design phase)

Please keep in mind, even though the added lanes are open to traffic, construction crews will still be near the road as they complete final tasks so please drive safely.

Dallas North Tollway

Crews are still spreading new asphalt and adding stripes on the lanes and ramps of the Dallas North Tollway between Northwest Highway and Interstate 35E. The new lane stripes will be more visible as you cruise along on smoother asphalt.

Please check NTTA.org for information about scheduled lane closures related to this work. We update the listing every day.

Important note: Because of our construction work, the speed limit on the tollway between Harvest Hills Road and I-35E remains 55 mph.

However, we’ve restored normal speed limits on other portions of the tollway where we’ve completed work:

• Between I-635 and the Bush Turnpike: 65 mph
• Between the Bush Turnpike and the Sam Rayburn Tollway: 70 mph

Mountain Creek Lake Bridge
Crews are replacing the toll gantries on the west end of the Mountain Creek Lake Bridge and have slightly adjusted the driving lanes to accommodate the work. After the work on the gantries is completed, crews will repair the bridge pavement. If weather permits, the project should be completed in spring 2019.

We appreciate your patience during our construction.

Three-Mile Stretch of 1-30 to Close Temporarily

Our partners with the Texas Department of Transportation have a lot of construction underway on Interstate 30 where it intersects with State Highway 360 in Arlington. This month that work could affect you.
Their crews are preparing to remove the existing SH 360 southbound frontage road bridge over I-30 and will need to close the highway to protect drivers. If weather cooperates, I-30 will be closed in both directions between FM 157/Collins Street and the President George Bush Turnpike from 7 p.m. Nov. 9 to 5 a.m. Nov. 12.
Traffic will be detoured:
• Eastbound traffic will exit at FM 157/Collins Street and then will be directed south to SH 180/Division Street before turning east. At the President George Bush Turnpike, traffic will turn north toward I-30. During the construction detour, ramp tolls will not be charged on that segment of the Bush Turnpike.
• Westbound traffic will take the President George Bush Turnpike south to
SH 180/Main Street (a non-tolled exit). At SH 180/Main Street, drivers will be directed to head west before turning north onto FM 157/Collins Street toward
I-30.

Need more information? Please go to TxDOT’s I-30/SH 360 Interchange Project website.