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DFW Projects Thread
« on: July 06, 2009, 04:12:16 PM »

This thread is a catch-all for DFW road projects, rather than having many topics for each individual news item.
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2009, 04:15:37 PM »

Woodall Rodgers Ext.

Spur 366, Woodall Rodgers Freeway, is being extended westward from its current terminus at IH 35E across the Trinity River to end at Beckley Avenue on the other side. Ghost ramps are being included for a future Trinity Parkway Interchange. The project includes a large bridge over the river ditch.

http://www.projectpegasus.org/wre.htm

The below image shows progress at the 35E/Spur 366 interchange in July, 2009. The pillars for the ramps are up, and now the decks are being constructed.

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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2009, 03:07:03 PM »

the Lewiswille lake toll bridge will open on August 1
http://www.tollroadsnews.com/node/4280
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2009, 03:26:59 PM »

WHAT?! I'm gonna sue Rand McNally, it's not even on the 2010 large scale atlas  :eyebrow: The Dallas North Tollway also still ends on SH-121 in Plano, and not US 380 in Frisco like on Gmaps.

I just get the idea they just sell 2009 atlases with a new cover. I couldn't find any difference with my 2009 atlas yet.
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2009, 03:28:29 PM »

Anyway, here's a project overview:

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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2009, 03:44:37 PM »



And here is an aerial image of the bridge from 6 days ago (its the one in the middle part of the photograph).

Rand not showing the extension of the DNT still is pretty bad, that extension opened by October 2007.

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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2009, 01:17:45 PM »

Another project on the pipeline, the "East Branch", an extension of the Bush turnpike to I-20 reffered as TX-190

Edit: sorry for a late editing but I forgotted to mention the urls
http://www.theeastbranch.org/
http://www.ntta.org/NR/rdonlyres/B03374E3-E588-4DBE-8FCA-CB282821CD20/0/CPR_EastBranch_AUG_09.pdf
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2009, 12:43:09 PM »

Also noteworthy, I read that SH 161 opened on August 2nd between SH 183 and I-30 in Grand Prairie. It's a toll road, but it doesn't seem to be a direct extension of the President George Bush Turnpike.

http://www.star-telegram.com/arlington_news/story/1514248.html

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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2009, 03:04:49 PM »

that's a good news to hear  :cool:

TX-161 act more as a spur of the PGB Tpk, they have once a bigger plans for it and it might be revived as Loop 9 http://www.loop9.org/overview-studyarea.html I heard then TX-170 was also planned to be a gap of Loop 9 http://www.ntta.org/NR/rdonlyres/FC6FE1C4-25E2-460F-82CA-FC14B94B37FE/0/CPR_SH170_AUG_09.pdf

TX-360 will have a southern extension south of I-20 as a tollway http://www.ntta.org/NR/rdonlyres/B8B823D6-B6BB-4C8E-A5BA-BFDEA87A49EB/0/CPR_SH360_AUG_09.pdf
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2009, 03:24:34 PM »

Wow, I guess even the freeway networks are bigger in Texas.  :-D

Do you know when the TX-360 project will start?
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2009, 03:35:53 PM »

The Frontage Roads of SH 360 already exist all the way to US 287.

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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2009, 03:53:37 PM »

Are there plans to convert US 380 between Denton and McKinney to a freeway? I would be a nice first step to a super-duper-beltway around the DFW area. The Dallas suburbs already reach as a far north as Frisco, Denton and McKinney, all cities with a population of around 100,000.

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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2009, 07:17:22 PM »

KeepItMovingDallas.com is the go-to website for Dallas District major construction planning.  Here is the US 380 page:

http://www.keepitmovingdallas.com/US+380/

I thought US 380 might be upgraded to full freeway, and posted (speculatively) to this general effect on SkyscraperCity.com, but the schematic I picked at random for examination shows a surface arterial with signals at select major intersections.  It looks like TxDOT is going for access management rather than a full freeway.  Through-traffic volumes however are around the 20,000-VPD mark, which has in the past been considered justification for a full freeway.
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2009, 10:47:38 PM »

Initial work just started on the DFW Connector Project.

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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2009, 08:44:58 AM »

(map goes here)

I tried Inkscape for the first time, updating a somewhat older map from wikipedia.

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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2009, 11:30:41 PM »

Get ready to speed up: 70 mph limits officially take effect Tuesday on toll roads

Toll rates take effect Tuesday; Sam Rayburn Tollway grows, too

SRT extension opens Tuesday (09-01)

Also, on Tuesday, drivers on the Sam Rayburn Tollway, will be able to take the road further north. The road currently stops at Hillcrest Road, but beginning tomorrow will extend about 3.5 miles further, to Custer Road.

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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2009, 06:47:47 AM »

Just a heads-up--the NTTA has just advertised the Maltese cross stack at the intersection of the DNT and SH 121T (Sam Rayburn Tollway).

http://www.thomasrepro.com/dfs/ntta/

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« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2010, 11:27:28 AM »

George Bush Turnpike extension is visible on Google Earth (december 5th, 2009 imagery)

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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2010, 12:36:03 PM »

I was able to trace that ROW from those images to a point on US 80 a short distance east of Mesquite, TX (by Lawson Rd).

Is the Bush Turnpike planned to continue southward from there and if so, how far?

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« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2010, 01:41:47 PM »

See here:

http://www.ntta.org/AboutUs/Projects/projects.htm

The PGBT is, of course, the modern incarnation of Loop 9, and in principle could form a complete loop around Dallas.  But the length actually under construction runs only from SH 78 to IH 30 and the Eastern Extension currently being planned would run from IH 30 to IH 20.

I am still waiting for serious movement on the NTTA's part of the Southwest Parkway (SH 121).  It is a joint NTTA/TxDOT project and TxDOT has let one or two major contracts for its share of the work (which includes a stack interchange at IH 20), but so far the NTTA hasn't advertised anything related to the Southwest Parkway.

Edit:  I really need to stop spreading wrong information.  The NTTA, in fact, has let one contract related to the Southwest Parkway--02789, last autumn.  However, as far as I can tell, it provides just for the construction of retaining walls and a relocation (involving bridges passing over future SH 121) of the ramps which connect IH 30 to Rosedale Street in Fort Worth.  This is a fairly small part of what will eventually become an IH 30/SH 121 interchange complex.
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« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2010, 05:24:57 PM »

A interesting trivia about the Eastern Extension from I-30 to I-20, is it referred officially as SH-190 instead of the PGBT.

I wonder if the current gap of TX-170 once upgraded to full tollway, might be part of Loop-9 in the long term?
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« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2010, 09:32:11 PM »

I dust-off a bit the subject, when I checked the I-635/LBJ HOT project, I spotted the following document dated from 2007 at http://www.newlbj.com/documents/Categorical%20Exclusion,%20IH%20635-US%2075%20Interchange-June%202008/Figure%207a-7h.pdf  and it show the Northern gap of the proposed Loop 9 taking a completely different corridor in the north. It's now more closer to US-380 O_o, does the DFW metroplex will sprawl there? Come to think of it, will it sprawl to the Oklahoma border?
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2010, 02:26:34 PM »

I wonder why Dallas only sprawls to the north in the first time. If you hit I-45 south, you'll be out of the continuous developments within 10 - 12 miles, but if you hit US 75 north, it takes like 32 miles. However, if you look at earlier Google Earth imagery, and compare them to the latest (2009) imagery, you'll see the development of new suburbs has stalled significantly.

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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2010, 10:01:56 AM »

Dallas sprawls to the north because all of the poor people live on the south side. Rich people, being rich, require and own more space so they get a lot more sprawl.
Its that way with most American cities.
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2010, 10:03:50 AM »

The DMN had an article, yesterday, on the new briges for the PGBT eastern extension over Lake Ray Hubbard.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/transportation/stories/DN-bridge_27met.ART.State.Edition1.4d1b501.html

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