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Love (and Construction) in the Air



To show you how much we care, we have some exciting updates to share about what we’re doing to make the Dallas North Tollway, the President George Bush Turnpike and the Sam Rayburn Tollway better for you.

In fact, you could say we are going the extra lane for you as we work to give you more pavement to help you reach the people and places you love. Here’s what we’re up to:

Dallas North Tollway

We’re ready with flowers and chocolate to celebrate the first phase of work to extend the Dallas North Tollway northward: the mile-long bridge project over US 380, has begun.

We’ve got warm fuzzies, because this project is expected to be completed in 2022.

President George Bush Turnpike

We have heart eyes for the opening of a fourth lane on the Bush Turnpike between the Dallas North Tollway and Interstate 35E in Carrollton. Now drivers have four lanes in each direction all the way between State Highway 78 in Garland and the I-35E interchange in Carrollton.

Cupid’s arrow is also breezing toward drivers who take the turnpike between I-35E and Belt Line Road in Irving. Crews are continuing work in the median to add a fourth lane in this area, and work is projected to be complete by the end of 2021.

Work also has started on the final section of the Bush Turnpike to be widened. New lanes are coming between SH 183 and I-20. Temporary concrete barriers are now in place for crews to begin the widening within the existing center median. This section of work is scheduled to be complete in 2022.

Sam Rayburn Tollway

We’re throwing up some heart hands for impressive milestones on the Sam Rayburn Tollway.

Near the Dallas North Tollway/Sam Rayburn Tollway interchange, crews are working on a new ramp that will replace the eastbound Parkwood Boulevard and Preston Road exit ramps. This ramp will ease the merging process for drivers headed to the Sam Rayburn Tollway from the Dallas North Tollway.

Later in the year, closures will be needed for beam placement at various locations, so don’t forget to bookmark our lane closures page for information on these dates.

Be sure to follow NTTA on Twitter @NTTATravelAlert for the latest information about closures that could impact your commute. We also update our website daily, and you will find more information on our Scheduled Lane Closures page.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns about our ongoing improvement projects, please contact us at or 972-628-3134.