Sep 27th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider

Representatives from the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) updated the Collin County Commissioners Court on the agency’s five-year plan that includes more than $1 billion in improvements and construction.

Commissioners welcomed NTTA officials at the court’s September 23 meeting where they heard about the plan that would add 200 miles of road lanes including extensions to President George Bush Turnpike (PGBT), Dallas North Tollway (DNT), and Chisholm Trail Parkway.

NTTA Gantry North Texas Tollway Authority plans $1B in improvements, constructionPlans for DNT are to build an extension north to the Grayson County line in several phases. After completing a four-lane bridge currently under construction at U.S. 380, the NTTA will construct a four-lane tollway section from U.S. 380 to FM 428 in Celina. Once that section is finished, work will begin on another road section that goes to the Grayson County Line. Construction is estimated to cost $500 million and commence in 2025.

NTTA officials are preparing two extensions to the east and west sides of the Bush Turnpike. In Grand Prairie, a 5-mile tollway connection is planned between the PGBT and the 360 Tollway. Estimated project cost is $370 million. The other extension will carry the tollway from Interstate 30 south to Interstate 20 for a projected total of $1.2 billion.

Chisholm Trail Parkway will undergo $240 million in construction on two additional lanes from the Johnson County line to U.S. 67 and then widening from I-30 in Fort Worth to U.S. 67 in Alvarado.

NTTA officials said they are planning to conduct a $2 million DNT corridor study focusing on driver experience, traffic management, and safety improvements.