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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2010, 10:35:21 AM »

Some photos of the progress made at the NTTA SH 121 and US 75 stack in McKinney, from last week:



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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2010, 11:55:52 AM »

No reason to have this topic as a sticky -- ms
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2010, 01:35:05 PM »

Does all the girders or "I-beams" are now in concrete? I don't see one of them made of steel in this picture.
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2010, 07:55:34 PM »

Yes, they're all concrete as far as I know.
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #29 on: August 28, 2010, 05:06:53 PM »

Dallas' new Calatrava bridge has the central arch structure completed, and its pretty tall. The bridge will eventually be the central feature of the western extension of Woodall Rodgers Freeway, over the Trinity River. Photo 8/28/10, by me.



Photo link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fatguyinalittlecoat/4935335173/sizes/z/in/photostream/
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #30 on: August 28, 2010, 05:09:45 PM »

The big stack at Loop 12/SH 114/SH 183 is coming along. The first ramp from eastbound 114 to southbound Loop 12 is starting to take shape. Much of the frontage road work looks 80% complete, and the new light rail line to Irving is being constructed along with the new interchange. Texas Stadium used to be just on the east side of this freeway, but its been demolished. Photos 8/28/10 by me.



Photo link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fatguyinalittlecoat/4935928040/

Some of the pillar "art" :



Photo link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fatguyinalittlecoat/4935928342/sizes/z/in/photostream/

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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #31 on: August 28, 2010, 05:11:54 PM »

DFW is getting the Super Bowl in January and, at least here, IH 30 is signed as "Super Bowl Highway" over the regular Tom Landry signs. The signs were unveiled in June, I'm not sure if they're going to stay up after the Super Bowl...


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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2011, 06:04:19 AM »

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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #33 on: January 21, 2011, 09:20:04 AM »

Loop 9 done in 4 years? This I gotta see.
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #34 on: January 21, 2011, 04:28:00 PM »

Quite an interesting. You wouldn't happen to have a map that goes with that list?

I mean, I have been following the massive freeway/tollway expansion in the DFW metroplex thanks to Google Earth and its regular updates, but that list, especially the "Open by 2025" part is confusing me as far as locations go.
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #35 on: August 26, 2011, 05:14:17 PM »

A couple of local projects with closures this weekend::::

Woodall Rodgers Freeway (deck park project)--
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/downtown-dallas/headlines/20110826-woodall-rodgers-freeway-closing-at-midnight-saturday-for-deck-park-construction.ece

EB lanes closed, midnight Saturday - 5am Monday
WB lanes closed, midnight Saturday - 10am Sunday, 5pm Sunday - 5am Monday

Dallas N. Tollway/TX 121-Sam Rayburn Tollway (interchange direct ramp project)--
http://friscoblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2011/08/dallas-north-tollway-to-be-clo-5.html

SB DNT lanes closed (diverted to SB Dallas Pkwy. service road), Warren Pkwy. to Legacy Dr.
NB DNT lanes closed (diverted to NB Dallas Pkwy. service road), Headquarters Dr. to Gaylord Pkwy.
-- 11pm Friday-7am Saturday; 11pm Saturday-7am Sunday; 9pm Sunday-5am Monday
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #36 on: August 26, 2011, 09:56:26 PM »

Any particular reason why Texas builds the free/tollways first and then builds the direct connections?  Mopac and Ben White and I-35 and Ben White in Austin come to mind.
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #37 on: September 24, 2011, 07:10:16 PM »

Any particular reason why Texas builds the free/tollways first and then builds the direct connections?  Mopac and Ben White and I-35 and Ben White in Austin come to mind.
In the case of Dallas N. Tollway/TX 121-Sam Rayburn Tollway, it may have been an issue of $$, but the DNT extension got to TX 121 before the work started to make new tolled main lanes on 121.  Maybe the NTTA didn't think a full interchange was necessary in 1994 when that DNT extension reached 121 at the time.
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Upcoming I-35E project from Dallas to Denton
« Reply #38 on: September 24, 2011, 07:18:13 PM »

http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2011/09/if_you_want_to_sit_in_on_sneak.php

A public hearing is being held Tuesday night at a Dallas-area high school to preview the first phase of the upcoming I-35E project, which will span from I-635 to the Bush Turnpike.  ROW needs for this section are 84 acres and 138 property displacements.  Work is projected to start in 2014.
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #39 on: October 12, 2011, 05:02:00 PM »

http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2011/10/06/NTTA-approves-bonds.html

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NTTA approves bonds for Chisholm Trail Parkway

Dallas Business Journal
by Matt Joyce , Staff Writer
Date: Thursday, October 6, 2011, 2:11pm CDT

The North Texas Tollway Authority Board of Directors on Thursday approved the sale of bonds to help build the Chisholm Trail Parkway, a final step to making the project a reality.

The Authority also added the Parkway to the NTTA Special Projects System and approved a toll equity loan agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation.

The $1 billion, 27.6-mile Chisholm Trail Parkway is a planned toll road that will extend from the Fort Worth central business district south to Cleburne.

“The drivers of Fort Worth have waited for this much-needed thoroughfare. Today’s green light by the board allows the project to move into full construction,” said NTTA Chairman Kenneth Barr.

The corridor is a collaboration between the NTTA, TxDOT, the North Central Texas Council of Governments, Federal Highway Administration, Tarrant and Johnson counties, the cities of Burleson, Cleburne and Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Transportation Authority and the Union Pacific Railroad.

The new road is expected to open to traffic by mid-2014.
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #40 on: October 13, 2011, 01:24:54 AM »

Here is a recent pic I took of the SH 114/SH 170 interchange construction at Roanoke.
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #41 on: October 22, 2011, 04:28:20 PM »

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44993102/ns/local_news-dallas_fort_worth_tx/

At the Dallas North Tollway/TX 121-Sam Rayburn Tollway interchange project:

The Dallas North Tollway main lanes will close tonight at 10pm in both directions.  All traffic will have to exit to the Dallas Parkway service road between Headquarters Drive in Plano and Gaylord Parkway in Frisco.  The Tollway NB will be closed till 9am Sunday morning, while the Tollway SB will be closed through Sunday (no exact time was listed).
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #42 on: November 05, 2011, 01:39:16 PM »

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Dallas-Drivers-Cope-With-Tunnels-Lighting-Extremes-133276613.html

At the Woodall Rodgers deck park project, some lights are installed, but not all support beams have been placed, so the effects of some dark parts, then some brightly-lit (or open to sunshine) are affecting visibility for drivers.
(video included in link)
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« Reply #43 on: November 05, 2011, 01:43:45 PM »

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45170028/ns/local_news-dallas_fort_worth_tx/

At the Dallas North Tollway/TX 121-Sam Rayburn Tollway interchange, 4 of the 8 ramps have opened to traffic this week.  The other 4 will open by the end of the year.  The article, unfortunately, doesn't make it clear which ramps are open now.
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #44 on: November 29, 2011, 04:05:22 PM »

http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=5735.0

This thread has a link with pix of the Bush Turnpike east extension construction, mostly over Lake Ray Hubbard and around the I-30 interchange.

According to this: http://enews.ntta.org/DrivingForward/December2011/PGBT_Opening_DF_DEC11
the NTTA is going for an opening of the extension in 2 weeks.  Apparently there will still be touch-ups and last little things to do afterward, but they probably want to get it going for Christmas shopping access to Firewheel Town Center in Garland.

I hope they're not rushing things....
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #45 on: December 09, 2011, 11:29:23 AM »

Letting schedule: I-30/I-35E interchange & Trinity River bridges redo in Dallas


Found this in a local DFW online forum, the poster found the info from TxDOT:

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CCSJ: 1068-04-116

District: Dallas
Let Date: DEC 2012
Highway: IH 30
Let Status: Tentative
CSJ: 0009-11-226
Fund Cat: 3
Description: RECONSTRUCT INTERCHANGE WITH HOV / MANAGED LANES AND COLLECTOR
Limits From: IH 35E INTERCHANGE Limits To: WEST OF HOTEL STREET
Length: 0.5 Miles
Estimate: 114,200,000


District: Dallas
Let Date: DEC 2012
Highway: IH 35E
Let Status: Tentative
CSJ: 0196-03-205
Fund Cat: 2M
Description: RECONSTRUCT INTERCHANGE WITH HOV / MANAGED LANES AND COLLECTOR
Limits From: SOUTH OF IH 30
Limits To: SOUTH OF COMMERCE STREET
Length: 0.8 Miles
Estimate: 228,400,000

District: Dallas
Let Date: DEC 2012
Let Status: Tentative
Highway: IH 35E
Project ID: BR 2004(426) CSJ: 0442-02-118
Fund Cat: 6
Description: REPLACE BR & APPRS
Limits From: AT TRINITY RIVER
Length: 0.5 Miles
Limits To: NB & SB
Estimate: 101,000,000

District: Dallas
Let Date: DEC 2012
Highway: IH 35E
Let Status: Tentative
Fund Cat: 11
Project ID: BOR 2003(38) CSJ: 0442-02-132
Description: RECONSTRUCT, ADD COLLECTOR / DISTRIBUTOR ROADS AND HOV / MANAGED
Limits From: SOUTH OF COLORADO BLVD
Limits To: SOUTH OF IH 30
Length: 0.5 Miles
Estimate: $62,000,000

District: Dallas
Let Date: DEC 2012
Highway: IH 30
Let Status: Tentative
Project ID: BR ( ) CSJ: 1068-04-099
Fund Cat: 6
Description: REPLACE BRIDGES AND APPROACHES
Limits From: AT BECKLEY, AT TRINITY RIVER, AND
Limits To: AT RIVERFRONT BLVD
Length: 0.0
Estimate: $42,000,000

District: Dallas
Let Date: DEC 2012
Highway: IH 30
Let Status: Tentative
Project ID: IMD 2002(40) CSJ: 1068-04-116
Fund Cat: 3
Description: WIDEN AND RECONSTRUCT FREEWAY WITH HOV / MANAGED &
Limits From: EAST OF SYLVAN AVE Limits
To: IH 35E
Length: 1.5 Miles
Estimate: 152,400,000

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Totals for 1068-04-116
Length: 3.8 Miles
Estimate: 700,000,000
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #46 on: December 09, 2011, 02:58:17 PM »

Has anyone heard of an opening date for the eastern extension of the President George Bush Turnpike? The NTTA website says "Mid-December".

http://www.ntta.org/AboutUs/Projects/PGBTEast

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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #47 on: December 09, 2011, 04:12:00 PM »

Letting schedule: I-30/I-35E interchange & Trinity River bridges redo in Dallas

Found this in a local DFW online forum, the poster found the info from TxDOT:

That information is cut-and-pasted from here:

http://www.dot.state.tx.us/insdtdot/orgchart/cmd/cserve/let/2013/dallas.htm#106804116

Note that the handling code is "XX."  Most normal TxDOT projects have no handling code.  "XX" means that the project is not being processed through the statewide letting and thus that there will be no construction plans available for download from TxDOT's plans FTP server.  "XX" projects also tend not to be let in (or even near) the month they appear in the TxDOT letting list because TxDOT is not the agency handling the procurement and is not necessarily kept up to date.
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #48 on: December 10, 2011, 07:04:38 PM »

Has anyone heard of an opening date for the eastern extension of the President George Bush Turnpike? The NTTA website says "Mid-December".

http://www.ntta.org/AboutUs/Projects/PGBTEast

Other than what the poster linked in post #44 up the page, I haven't heard anything different.  I'm wondering if somebody's not in too much of a hurry about the project's completion.  Judging from those pix in the link, things don't look quite ready yet.
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #49 on: December 20, 2011, 04:34:53 PM »

The construction of the Chisholm Trail Parkway formally commenced today.

http://blogs.star-telegram.com/honkin_mad/2011/12/chisholm-trail-parkway-ground-breaks-its-about-time-north-texas-tollway-authority-prepares-residents.html

Actual right-of-way clearing already began in 2010. Not a lot of buildings had to be cleared, mostly some industrial buildings near the rail yard.

 


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