121 Sam Rayburn Tollway Expansion to Improve Traffic for N Dallas Motorists
The North Texas population continues to grow, and a fore-casted increase in traffic requires NTTA to accommodate the growth. The Sam Rayburn Tollway will be widened to keep up with demand and to keep traffic moving. An additional lane will be built in each direction in the median of the 26-mile tollway between West of Denton Tap Road in Coppell and U.S. 75 in McKinney.
Ramp improvements will also be made between the Dallas North Tollway and Preston Road to separate traffic for motorists exiting from northbound SRT to Preston Road and motorists entering the SRT from the DNT. Auxiliary lanes will also be added in various locations along the corridor to improve ramp merging areas.
The project is expected to help the toll road keep up with the demand of increased traffic, according to officials.
Michael Rey, NTTA media relations manager, said once completed the improvements should ease congestion.
“I think you’ll see more dramatically increased capacity and see a more effective tollway,” he said.
Rey said the construction will come from the center median. All the construction will take place behind the wall and that certain median, he said.
Intersection improvements will be at Denton Tap, MacArthur Boulevard, Hebron Parkway (eastbound) and Josey Lane, among others.