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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #50 on: December 20, 2011, 04:39:23 PM »

The PGBT East Extension opens tomorrow:

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The North Texas Tollway Authority plans to open the President George Bush Turnpike Eastern Extension in the late afternoon of Wednesday, Dec. 21, weather permitting. The Eastern Extension will allow motorists to drive the highly anticipated route that extends the PGBT from northwest Garland to Interstate 30.

http://www.ntta.org/NR/rdonlyres/6FF980C7-CF71-4EBF-9F64-A3B96322852E/0/20111220_PGBTEEOpening.pdf < PDF

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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #51 on: December 21, 2011, 01:34:44 AM »

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

The Eastern Extention of the PGB Turnpike from Texas 78 to I-30 officially opens December 21, according to local news reports.
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #52 on: December 22, 2011, 01:05:42 PM »

I looked on the news last night, only KTVT/11 had video, part of it live in a car or live truck--they were driving over the Lake Ray Hubbard bridge.  Nobody yet has archived video, 2 stations have brief articles, and the NTTA has a construction slideshow.

KDFW/4: http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpp/news/Bush-Turnpike-Extension-Opens-122111
(has aerial pic of Bush Turnpike/I-30 interchange)

KXAS/5: http://www.nbcdfw.com/traffic/transit/East-Expansion-of-Bush-Tollway-Opens-136066953.html
(has ground-level construction pic between Lake Ray Hubbard and I-30)

NTTA slideshow: http://www.ntta.org/AboutUs/Projects/ProjectSlideshow?proj=PGBT?timed=true
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #54 on: January 12, 2012, 02:48:21 PM »



Construction progress on new FM 720 Lewisville Lake Bridge in Little Elm.
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #55 on: January 25, 2012, 04:59:37 PM »

I-35W north of Forth Worth. It will be widened from 4 to 16 lanes max (excluding frontage facilities). I don't think I've ever seen a widening as massive as this one.

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« Reply #56 on: January 25, 2012, 06:37:28 PM »

I-35W north of Forth Worth. It will be widened from 4 to 16 lanes max (excluding frontage facilities). I don't think I've ever seen a widening as massive as this one.

The closest widening I knew who came close to I-35W might be Hwy-401 at Mississauga, west of Toronto. However Hwy-401 don't have frontage/service roads. http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?action=post;quote=77161;topic=808.75;num_replies=90;sesc=9b55e95b6877590c10151b191a91474c
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #57 on: January 26, 2012, 10:39:47 AM »

these are just as big and under construction now

North Tarrant Express


DFW Connector

LBJ Express(Widening and Double decking)
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #58 on: January 27, 2012, 05:20:53 PM »

35W  needs extra lanes badly. Going south into FW it's 2 lanes until just before downtown and it backs up frequently. Lots of old roadway too
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #59 on: January 30, 2012, 04:55:18 PM »

US 75 widening in McKinney starting...
http://www.dot.state.tx.us/news/local_news/dallas_news/011-2012.htm


Photo Date 1.15.11 NB US 75 in McKinney. This is the section that is going to be improved.
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« Reply #60 on: January 31, 2012, 12:35:55 AM »

It has always surprised me that this segment wasn't widened years ago.
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #61 on: January 31, 2012, 03:45:45 PM »

I-35W north of Forth Worth. It will be widened from 4 to 16 lanes max (excluding frontage facilities). I don't think I've ever seen a widening as massive as this one.


Wait until they start widening I-75 in Cobb County, Ga. - up to 24 lanes.
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #62 on: February 02, 2012, 06:44:45 PM »

I-35W north of Forth Worth. It will be widened from 4 to 16 lanes max (excluding frontage facilities). I don't think I've ever seen a widening as massive as this one.

The closest widening I knew who came close to I-35W might be Hwy-401 at Mississauga, west of Toronto. However Hwy-401 don't have frontage/service roads. http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?action=post;quote=77161;topic=808.75;num_replies=90;sesc=9b55e95b6877590c10151b191a91474c

How soon they forget....

I-10 Katy Freeway widening from 10 lanes (including frontage roads) to 24+ lanes.

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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #63 on: February 03, 2012, 06:22:52 AM »

I am curious.  I hear this 24 lane stat many times.  I've driven I-10 from downtown out to Grand Parkway many times and don't understand the number.  There are some wide portions where interchanges exist, but I've never seen a consistent 24 lanes.
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« Reply #64 on: February 03, 2012, 01:11:21 PM »

The Katy Freeway has mainly 14 lanes, 10 general purpose and 4 managed lanes. Only some interchange approaches have more lanes, and if you include frontage roads, you apparently get 24 lanes.

Frontage roads don't count as freeway lanes in my opinion. I prefer the number of through lanes.

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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #65 on: February 11, 2012, 05:56:02 PM »

Agreed. To include frontage roads as main lanes is really silly. I might as well include Burbank and Ventura Boulevards in the lane calculations for US 101.
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« Reply #66 on: February 12, 2012, 11:29:22 AM »

I think the 24-lane claim for the Katy Freeway developed by accident, as a result of TxDOT's state highway logging system.  In general, TxDOT considers a state highway designation along a freeway to include both the freeway mainlanes (which are the only part of the facility actually having freeway characteristics) and the frontage roads.  TxDOT's logging system allows state highway lanes to be tagged separately according to whether they are mainlanes, ramps, or frontage road lanes, but TxDOT will typically cite the total lane count for the entire state highway (including frontage roads) in publicity.  The twenty-plus lane claim (I seem to remember also hearing "26 lanes" in relation to the Katy Freeway) surfaced late in the environmental process, when the schematic had been agreed but before detailed construction plans were available.  The early press reporting would have set this figure in concrete via Google, since the top hit for any search on {Katy Freeway lane count} or similar would have returned the round number and not the breakdown into ramps, frontage road lanes, etc.

I am quite sure that TxDOT never meant to inflate the claim to imply that the frontage roads had full control of access like the freeway itself, but on the other hand they would have had little incentive to prune the frontage roads out of the lane count since the Katy Freeway reconstruction program did, in fact, include comprehensive reconstruction and widening of the frontage roads.

The only exception to this general rule for logging TxDOT freeways is when the freeway and the frontage roads have separate state highway designations.  In this case the logging system will treat the freeway mainlanes as a freeway without frontage roads while the frontage roads will be treated as one or more conventional state highways.
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #67 on: February 14, 2012, 03:07:45 AM »

I was going to ask the very thing you posted.  Was thinking of President George Bush Turnpike and how the frontage roads have constantly been a part of that project, and even served as the main lanes through Garland, Richardson and Plano for a while.  Would certainly in a sense make sense to add those lanes as they were a major part of the same project.  Same with Central Expressway through Dallas Proper.  The Frontage Roads even cantilever over the expressway lanes at times and even share in the aesthetic and have extensive ramps and flyovers at times.
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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #68 on: April 27, 2012, 05:08:46 PM »

Work on the SH 114/ SH 170 interchange is coming along nicely.


Work is also underway on SH 114 between I-35W and FM 156
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« Reply #69 on: April 29, 2012, 07:44:49 PM »

I don't know if it's been mentioned but one of the flyovers at the funnel in Grapevine is finished. The exit for NB TX 121 and 635 while going eastbound on 114 approaching the airport is finished and it looks nice!
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« Reply #70 on: April 30, 2012, 01:46:42 PM »

Work on the SH 114/ SH 170 interchange is coming along nicely.

Work is also underway on SH 114 between I-35W and FM 156

Are they working on the piece between 35W and 170?  Also, are they planning on widening 114 all the way to 81 at Rhome?

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« Reply #71 on: April 30, 2012, 05:06:33 PM »

No work is being done from I-35W to the Louis St overpass in Roanoke. Wise County has already finished their part. There is no work being done from FM 156 to the Denton/Wise County Line.
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« Reply #73 on: May 01, 2012, 01:44:35 PM »

No work is being done from I-35W to the Louis St overpass in Roanoke. Wise County has already finished their part. There is no work being done from FM 156 to the Denton/Wise County Line.

Did the Speedway owners contribute $$$ to the widening?  HAHAHAHAHAH

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Re: DFW Projects Thread
« Reply #74 on: May 18, 2012, 09:27:43 AM »

The new Woodall Rodgers Extension is open. It doesnt go anywhere, but its nice to look at.



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