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There’s a Light at the End of the Tollway

There’s a Light at the End of the Tollway

Summer 2015 seems so long ago—that year the highly anticipated new Star Wars saga was released, David Letterman said goodbye, and Adele said Hello. And, improvements to the Dallas North Tollway (DNT) kicked off.

Construction continues, but we’re now much closer to the finish than the starting line. The Tollway’s new fourth lane in each direction between Belt Line Road and the Sam Rayburn Tollway (SRT) is expected to open to traffic early next year, weather permitting. The DNT work south of Interstate 635 is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2018.

Widening work is also underway on two sections of the President George Bush Turnpike (PGBT), and the SRT Fourth Lane Project is scheduled to start next summer. Widening these major roads helps us accommodate the region’s growth and keep you moving.

As we move toward the light at the end of the tunnel – er – tollway construction, check out upcoming work that may temporarily affect your drive:

The Dallas North Tollway between Parker Road and the Sam Rayburn Tollway

Crews installed the steel beams and deck panels for part of the Tennyson Parkway bridge in August. This month, crews will be ready to place the concrete deck on the bridge.  This work will require a full weekend closure of the Tollway in the Plano area between the SRT and Spring Creek Parkway. As soon as the work schedule is confirmed, we will announce it. Please watch for updates.

 The Dallas North Tollway near the President George Bush Turnpike Interchange 

Expect lots of changes this fall near the DNT/PGBT interchange. As this project nears completion, traffic lanes will be shifted to complete work on the new entrance and exit ramps in the area. Signs will posted throughout the corridor to help guide you through the changes. As always, we will share major lane and ramp closure information on our website, via social media and in cooperation with local news media outlets.

For more information about scheduled closures or the improvement projects, please visit ProgressNTTA.org, contact us via email or call 972-628-3134. And follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.