Road Work Ahead

Dated: 08/07/2018

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                Traffic is a pain, no matter how you slice it. And if you’ve lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for any length of time, you’ve sat in your fair share of traffic jams long enough to know that our roads could use some help. In addition to the hot demand for road space in our growing area, the hot weather paired with flash flooding after heavy downpours take a toll on road surfaces, causing damage that must be repaired. While we all complain and get cranky sitting in traffic jams, we know deep down that road construction is a necessary part of life. We’ve checked with our sources to put together a list of the major roads in DFW’s 4 fastest growing counties where you can expect to see the orange cones in the future.

Dallas County

  • I35E southern Dallas county portion reconstruction and expansion to begin in the 2nd half of 2021 and last approximately 4 years, with work divided into 2 segments. (This project will also include express lanes, improved entrance & exit ramps, shoulders, and sidewalks.)

  • SH 183 construction is projected to be complete in fall this year.

  • I75 minor improvements between Woodall Rogers and I635 are due to finish in May 2019.

Denton County

  • I35E

  • US 380 from the Collin/Denton county line in Prosper (just west of the Dallas North Tollway) to Loop 288 in Denton expansion to 6 lanes is estimated to begin in 2022. The environmental impact study has been completed. (This project also includes overpasses, turning lanes, medians, and sidewalks.)

  • FM 720 from just south of Martop Road to US 380 expansion to 6 lanes

  • FM 544 reconstruction and expansion to 6 lanes, from FM 2281 to Josey is due to be completed by the end of October, and the portion from Josey to Parker Road is scheduled to begin this week and last through October 2019.

  • I35W expansions to 6 lanes from SH 170 to I35E and FM 1171 to FM 2449 are in the planning stages.

  • US 377 expansion is underway from I 35E to FM 1830, and the next phase from Henrietta Creek to SH 114 in Roanoke is due to begin in November.  The Argyle phase from FM 1171 to Country Club Road/Crawford is planned to begin in late 2020, and Crawford to Hickory Creek is in the planning phase.

  • The SH 114 expansion to 6 lanes is expected to be complete by December of this year, and a new 4 lane section from I35W to Business 114 is in the early planning phases.

  • FM 156 in Justin is being expanded to 4 lanes, with work due to be complete in March of 2019.

Collin County

  • US 380 expansion to 6 lanes from Preston to the Collin/Denton county line in Prosper is estimated to be completed by December 2018, according to the latest updates.

  • US 380 expansion in McKinney is still in the planning stages.

  • Dallas North Tollway will be extended from US 380 north to the Grayson County line. Preliminary work has begun, and a completion date is to be determined.

  • US 75 expansion to 6 lanes from Melissa Road to FM 455 is scheduled to finish in December 2019.

  • SH 121 from SH 5 to just past FM 455 expansion to 4 lanes is due to finish in October this year.

Tarrant County

  • I635 and SH 121 Interchange & DFW Connector, between SH 26 and FM 2499 will be improved and widened. (This project includes frontage roads and Bass Pro Drive connectors as well.) Preliminary work has begun, and the project is expected to be finished in 2022.

  • SH 26 expansion to 4 lanes with a median between Brown Trail and John McCain is projected to finish in fall 2019.

Multi-County Projects

  • President George Bush Tollway expansion underway and planned in multiple areas. Segments from SH 78 to US 75, and from Dallas North Tollway to I35 are currently under construction, due to be finished in late 2018 and late 2019 respectively. Portions from I35E to Belt Line and from SH 183 to I20 are in the planning & design phases.

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Sources:

Texas Department of Transportation

Dallas Morning News

Collin County

Denton County

Tarrant County

Dallas County

North Central Texas Council of Governments

North Texas Tollway Authority

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