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Questions About Our Road Construction? We’ve Got Answers

 

 

 

Before we start any road construction, we do our best to give you the skinny on what the work will entail and then provide you with progress reports along the way.

 

Last month, we started work on a big project to add a lane in each direction to the entire length of the Sam Rayburn Tollway. We wanted to share the answers to some great questions some of you have asked about this project.

 

Q: How will the construction affect traffic?

A:  The new lanes are being built in the median space of the toll road. Temporary concrete barriers have been installed to protect  the workers in their area and keep traffic on the lanes. Please remember this is a construction zone. Be alert day and night and observe warning signs along the road.

 

Q: How do we find out more?

Keeping you informed is important to us. We post all construction-related lane closures on the front page of NTTA.org. In the left column, click “Scheduled Lane Closures” to see the complete list. We update the list daily.

 

Q: Are you working on the whole length of that tollway at once, or will the new lanes be built and open in sections?

A: Unlike some similar widening projects, our crews are widening the entire Sam Rayburn Tollway at one time. We have multiple crews working in various areas to make this possible. Once all work is complete, the new lanes will open to traffic

 

Q: When will construction be finished?

A: Construction began in January 2019, and we plan to open the new lanes by late 2021, weather permitting.

 

Q: How will the new lanes improve my commute?

A: The new lanes are designed to accommodate more drivers and ease congestion as the region’s population continues to grow. Our aim is for you to get where you’re going safely and smoothly – not sit in traffic.

 

Q: Will the entrance and exit ramps change?

A: We are improving the entrance and exit ramps throughout the corridor. For example, we’re building a new ramp to give eastbound Preston Road traffic a separate ramp from those entering the Sam Rayburn Tollway from the Dallas North Tollway. Various other ramps throughout the Sam Rayburn Tollway will be extended to make merging onto the road and exiting easier for drivers.

 

Q: Will the speed limits be lowered during construction?

A: We don’t plan to lower the speed limit on the Sam Rayburn Tollway at this time. But, for everyone’s safety, please observe all warning signs in construction areas.

 

Q: If I need more information, how do I contact you?

A: Email us at ProgressNTTA@ntta.org  or call us at 972-628-3134.