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Wider Open Spaces

Crews are moving full speed ahead adding fourth lanes to portions of the Dallas North Tollway (DNT) and the President George Bush Turnpike (PGBT).

Work is expected to be complete by early next year on the portion of the DNT between the Sam Rayburn Tollway and Belt Line Road. Work on the tollway south of Interstate 635 should wrap up by late next year.

The additional lane on the PGBT between State Highway 78 and U.S. 75 is scheduled to open in early 2019, and the new lane between the DNT and I-35E is expected to open in late 2019. Construction to add a fourth lane to other sections of the PGBT will begin in the near future.

Widening the DNT and PGBT will help us accommodate the population growth in North Texas and provide you with improved traffic flow.

As we make headway on this construction, check out what’s next on the work schedule that may affect your commute:

The Dallas North Tollway between the President George Bush Turnpike and Interstate 635

Crews laid fresh asphalt and restriped the northbound main lanes of the tollway from Keller Springs Road to the PGBT the weekend of Aug. 18. Crews reconfigured entrance and exit ramps to accommodate the fourth lane of traffic in this area. On a weekend later this month, crews will add new asphalt and lane markings to the southbound main lanes of the tollway in that same section. As soon as the work schedule is confirmed, we will post updated information to ProgressNTTA.org about related lane closures.

The Dallas North Tollway between downtown Dallas and Interstate 635

Construction crews are working to complete the installation of the new barrier separating the northbound and southbound traffic lanes between Harvest Hill Road and Forest Lane. They also are making progress on other improvements along the southern end of the DNT.

In the work areas to the south, between Forest Lane and Royal Lane and Northwest Highway and Lovers Lane, crews are in the process of removing the existing barrier and are prepping the median space for a new barrier, which will be installed in the weeks ahead.

Crews are working on the south end of the DNT mostly during off-peak hours – at night and on some weekends. Please be aware: Various lane and ramp closures will be needed to complete all the planned improvements. We will announce those closures on social media, and information will be posted on ProgressNTTA.org.

Remember, the speed limit in that area has been lowered to 55 mph to help ensure the safety of drivers and workers while construction is underway.

All these improvements are part of preventative maintenance to ensure our roads continue to provide you with a safe, reliable and comfortable ride.

President George Bush Turnpike

Dirt is moving as crews prepare to make room for an additional traffic lane in each direction on the PGBT. Work in the area between State Highway 78 and U.S. 75 is progressing. Drainage work is underway, and crews have started removing concrete east of the Shiloh Road Main Lane Toll Gantry.

Between the DNT and I-35E, crews are clearing the turnpike’s median in preparation for a new traffic lane in each direction. Current work is focused on the area near Frankford Road in Carrollton.

Just like the completed widening of the section of the PGBT between the DNT and U.S. 75, work in the current construction zones will take place in the median.

Widening the PGBT will help us accommodate the population growth in North Texas and provide you with improved traffic flow.

For more information about improvements to the PGBT, the DNT or other NTTA toll road projects, please visit ProgressNTTA.org, contact us via email or call 972-628-3134. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook or Twitter for real-time updates.