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Just as a jumbo straw helps you sip your smoothie faster, an additional lane that just opened on the President George Bush Turnpike will bring sweet refreshment to your commute.

The new fourth lane opened in July on the eastbound side of the turnpike between Frankford Road and just east of the Dallas North Tollway. Eastbound drivers can now enjoy a continuous stretch of four lanes for more than 16 miles – all the way to State Highway 78 in Garland.

The best news is that’s just a sample of what’s to come as we work to widen more of the Bush Turnpike and make headway adding lanes to the Sam Rayburn Tollway.

Here are the latest details:

President George Bush Turnpike

We’re continuing to build the westbound fourth lane between the Dallas North Tollway and Frankford Road. That work will continue through the end of this year.

And just last week, we expanded our work zone to include the stretch in both directions between Belt Line Road in Irving and Interstate 35E.

Sam Rayburn Tollway

Meanwhile, crews are also at work along the Sam Rayburn Tollway, preparing to build a fourth lane across the entire 26-mile corridor from Coppell to McKinney.

Where the Sam Rayburn Tollway crosses above Lake Vista Drive and Coit Road, crews are widening the existing bridges to make room for the additional lanes. Crews have already removed the existing concrete rails from several bridges and are now working on foundations and columns to support the new lanes.

Crews are now removing the rail on the bridge over Preston Road. Various lane closures will be needed as we remove the rail, so be sure to check our closure information on NTTA.org. Any major closures in this area will take place between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

If you have questions or concerns regarding our construction work, contact us directly at projects@ntta.org or 972-628-3134.