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Trek ‘N Treat: Widening Projects Make Room ’Four’ a Sweeter Drive



Jump scares can be fun in movies, but they shouldn’t be part of your commute.

So we want you to know what’s ahead as our crews work to add a lane in each direction to the

President George Bush Turnpike and the Sam Rayburn Tollway.

Construction is at different stages in various locations, and much of this work continues into the night. Here’s some hints for making your drive on these roads predictable and pleasant:

President George Bush Turnpike

Crews continue to repave the westbound main lanes of the Bush Turnpike between Kelly Boulevard and Interstate 35E. They are working mostly while the moon is out (overnight) for the least impact to traffic. They have finished their work on the eastbound lanes in the area, and they will begin work on the remaining westbound section between Frankford Road and Kelly Boulevard later this month.

Between I-35E and Belt Line Road in Irving, construction teams are excavating and preparing the median for a future lane in each direction. Crews are at work right now between I-35E and I-635.

Sam Rayburn Tollway

It’s un-BOO-lievable that work to widen the Sam Rayburn Tollway just got started in January, since beams are already going up at numerous intersection bridges. To date, beams have been installed at Hillcrest Road/Rasor Boulevard, Legacy Drive, Josey Lane/Main Street and at Castle Hills/Standridge drives.

The fourth lane is being added in the median along the 26-mile corridor. Crews have begun paving the foundation of the new lanes and inside shoulder.

Whether you drive a stick shift or a broomstick this Spooktacular time of year, be sure to follow NTTA on Twitter @NTTATravelAlert to learn the latest on closures that could impact your commute. Our website also is updated daily, so bookmark our “Scheduled Lane Closures” page for more information.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns about the work to improve our roads, please email us at or call us at 972-628-3134.