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Our Goal: No Interference

Work to widen the Sam Rayburn Tollway and the President George Bush Turnpike is now as hot and heavy as the muggy Texas weather. As 100-degree days give way to Friday night lights, our crews conscientiously plan their work to reduce the construction’s impact on rush hour and game-day schedules.

Here’s where you can expect to see crews working on our ongoing widening projects this month:

President George Bush Turnpike

Crews are wrapping up pavement milling, resurfacing and restriping of the westbound lanes of the Bush Turnpike between Kelly Boulevard and McCoy Road. Next in the playbook is resurfacing and restriping the eastbound lanes between McCoy Road and Kelly Boulevard later this month.

Crews are also currently working in the median of the turnpike to add a new lane in each direction between Frankford Road and I-35E and between I-35E and Belt Line Road in Irving.

Sam Rayburn Tollway

Construction teams are at work on the Sam Rayburn Tollway and its frontage road (State Highway 121) on the west side of the I-35E interchange. Crews have finished the first phase of intersection work near Lake Vista Drive and Denton Tap Road, so access to and from Buddy Echols Field, the Coppell High School football stadium, won’t be hampered by our construction. Be aware though: We will schedule overnight lane closures at MacArthur Boulevard in addition to frontage road closures later this month. Detours will be in place for this work.

In The Colony, crews are nearly done with work to build the new columns at the Josey Lane/Main Street intersection.

In Frisco and Plano, crews are still at work at Preston Road. Work in this area occurs overnight Sundays through Thursdays between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

We will also need to close other lanes and ramps on the toll road, and those closures will happen either overnight (between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.) or weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. We will announce all closures on social media, and we will post information on and

As always, if you have any questions or concerns about our construction to improve and expand our roads, please contact us at or by phone at 972-628-3134.

Whenever possible, crews work at times when it will have minimal impact to traffic.