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August 2010 Issue: Project Updates | NTTA Newswire | Safe-T Buzz Monthly Tip | Help
Know before you go!  A list of scheduled lane and ramp closures is available here.

NTTA Board Chooses Alignment for Dallas North Tollway Extension

At its regularly scheduled July meeting, the NTTA Board of Directors chose an alignment for the Phase 4B/5A extension of the Dallas North Tollway.  The selected alignment straddles the Collin-Denton county line and extends 11.9 miles from FM 423 in Collin County to FM 121 in Grayson County.  

“Though planned for well in the future, both Denton and Collin counties will benefit from the economic development associated with NTTA roadways,” said NTTA Board Vice Chairman Victor Vandergriff.  Read More ›

A Letter to Our Customers from NTTA Executive Director Allen Clemson

Dear Valued Customer

We understand you have a choice when you travel around the metroplex, and we thank you for your patronage. There have been recent stories in the news about NTTA’s collection efforts.  I want to assure you that NTTA staff is committed to making sure everyone pays when they use the toll roads. 

The recent stories have blamed the conversion of the NTTA System to all-electronic toll collection or cashless tolling for the increase in the number of drivers who don’t pay.  Read More ›

TollTag Basics:
Answers to Your Questions

Q: I received an invoice for a car I no longer own. What should I do?

A: The reason you received an invoice is most likely because Texas Department of Motor Vehicles records still show you as the registered owner of the vehicle.

If you traded the vehicle in to a dealership, fax a copy of the dealership sales contract, dealership trade in contract or the odometer disclosure statement showing the dealership taking ownership to NTTA Customer Service at (214) 461-2085. Read More ›

TollTag Customers Can
Win a $100 Gas Card!

The NTTA and D/FW International Airport have teamed up to give you chance to win a $100 gas card in a weekly drawing.  To enter and win, just use your TollTag to park or for pass through at D/FW Airport.  That’s it!  For more information, call 972-818-NTTA (6882) or visit www.ntta.orgRead More ›

Project Updates

Work Continues on Cashless Tolling Conversion
Crews continue to work on the conversion to cashless tolling on the Dallas North Tollway between Interstate 635 and Parker Road. In late June and early July, work zones were set up to allow the crews to construct the outside columns for the main lane gantries at Trinity Mills Road and Parker Road. Several evening lane closures were required to restripe portions of the main lanes and to place concrete barriers. The construction crews also established work zones on each of the entrance and exit ramps at Spring Valley Road, Beltline Road, Keller Springs Road and Frankford Road.  All work zones allow for traffic to flow freely, and all toll plazas will continue to provide cash toll collection along with TollTag until Dec. 11, 2010. Read More ›



Construction Moves Forward as Eastern Extension Project Nears Half-way Point
The much anticipated President George Bush Turnpike Eastern Extension project is nearing the half-way point and is expected to open to traffic in approximately 18 months. The Eastern Extension is a portion of the outer loop around Dallas and its suburbs that connects Interstate 30 to the existing President George Bush Turnpike. It is part of the Loop 9/State Highway 190 corridor first envisioned in the 1960s. Read More ›



Public Offers Input on SH 360 Corridor Project
The NTTA and the Texas Department of Transportation held a public meeting in June to give the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed alignment of Section 1 of the State Highway 360 corridor project. Section 1 extends from Green Oaks Boulevard/Kingswood Boulevard in Tarrant County to U.S. 287 in Ellis and Johnson counties. The open-house public meeting attracted nearly 80 attendees, as well as elected and public officials from the surrounding communities of Arlington and Mansfield. Read More ›



NTTA Newswire

NTTA Adds Another Place to Get TollTags
Johnson County residents have a convenient place to sign up for TollTags now that the Johnson County Tax Assessor has joined the North Texas Tollway Authority’s Regional TollTag Partner Program.  The Johnson County Tax Assessor has several locations available to sign up for a new TollTag; they include: Read More ›



Safe-T Buzz Tip

Safe-T Buzz Tip: What You Need to Know About Air Bags
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has studied the effectiveness of vehicle air bags and has determined that air bags save thousands of lives each year. However, air bags must be used properly to be effective rather than destructive. All front seat occupants must be correctly positioned to optimize the benefits of a deploying air bag. The proper use of safety belts is an important part of correct positioning. Unbelted or improperly belted occupants can come into contact with the air bag module during pre-crash braking. Resting near or against an air bag module when it deploys can result in serious or fatal injury. Read More ›

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972-444-4357 (HELP)

NTTA Command Center
214-224-2203

Emergencies on the Roadway
Dial 911 immediately

 

NTTA Administrative Offices
214-461-2000

Current Roadway Conditions and Lane Closures
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