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We Need Some Space … And We’re Working to Give You More Space Too

 

 

 

In this crowded world, we all need a little breathing room.

That’s why we take extra steps to ensure your drive is comfortable and safe. We remind drivers to pay attention to the road (not their phones), so they don’t veer into your lane or cause an accident. And we monitor traffic on our roads 24/7 using thousands of cameras and sensors. If trouble comes, we’re ready to assist you with any issue, from a fender bender to running out of gas. Just dial #999 for help.

And we want our road crews, who are working within feet of you and other drivers, to stay safe too. That’s why, when crews are at work on our roads, we use orange cones, barrels, flaggers and sometimes law enforcement to alert you.

Keep reading to see some of the work our road crews are doing to make your future commutes easier.

Sam Rayburn Tollway 

In January, crews began work to widen the entire 26 miles of the Sam Rayburn Tollway. A fourth lane will be added to both sides of the road.

That work takes a lot of crew members doing a lot of different jobs. Much of the work is happening in the median, behind concrete barriers, which separate traffic from the construction areas.

Right now, crews are excavating and removing excess dirt where the new lanes will be paved. They’re also installing new drain systems.

Crews have also started work above several intersections between Huffines/Marchant Boulevards in Carrollton and Coit Road in Plano and Frisco.    Because these sections of the toll road cross above street-level intersections, this work will involve multiple steps throughout the year.

At some intersections, crews are beginning to build the foundations for new columns to support the future additional lanes. Much of the work above those intersections will require us to close the full intersections below overnight. Please stay alert and watch for changing traffic patterns as we work to improve the tollway.

 

President George Bush Turnpike

Crews working to add lanes to both directions of the President George Bush Turnpike started their work in the median with excavators and truckers hauling away excess dirt and other material. You will still see this happening between Kelly Boulevard and the interchange with Interstate 35E.

West of the Dallas North Tollway, crews have started resurfacing existing lanes and pouring asphalt for the new lanes. When they’re finished, crews will stripe the new pavement for traffic use later this year.

If lane closures are needed, we will announce them on social media and post them on NTTA.org and ProgressNTTA.org.