Cashless Tolling Construction and Closures Lead Toward ConvenienceThe NTTA’s cashless tolling conversion remains on target to be completed in November 2011. Although this construction brings lane closures along the Dallas North Tollway during the summer months, crews are taking every precaution to minimize the impact on motorists.
Construction on the Dallas North Tollway main lanes and ramps at Eldorado Parkway and Mockingbird Lane continues. Nearly all the old toll booths scheduled for demolition at exit and entrance ramps have been demolished; only the ones at Belt Line and Frankford roads remain. Demolition at Frankford Road is scheduled for completion on June 26. Most gantries have been completed, leaving pavement removal and replacement, electrical and fiber installation, permanent lane reconfiguration and striping, signage and a few additional tasks left to be performed. Substantial completion of the ramps north of Interstate 635 (LBJ Freeway) is anticipated for substantial completion in late summer 2011.
Ramp construction and demolition south of LBJ continues at Northwest Highway, Royal Lane and Mockingbird Lane, including gantry column installation, new pavement and various electrical and fiber installations. Lane reductions and closures are anticipated to continue through November 2011.
The Dallas North Tollway main lanes and ramps between Spring Creek Parkway and Park Boulevard are now substantially complete. A few minor construction items remain on this section of the project, including the final installation of new permanent concrete traffic barriers and landscaping.
Once all construction is complete, drivers will experience less stop-and-go traffic as drivers enter or exit the tollway, leading to reduced traffic congestion, enhanced safety and improved air quality.
For weekly updates on the cashless tolling system, as well as lane and ramp closure information, please visit www.ntta.org.