Take a Drive on the Newest Portion of PGBT
Drive the new six-lane eastern extension of the President George Bush Turnpike between State Highway 78 and Interstate 30, and you’ll find your way to great shopping and dining at Firewheel Town Center and other destinations along the way. With the extension, you can travel the one-mile bridge over Lake Ray Hubbard and continue on to Interstate 30 nonstop.
Experience the 9.9-mile drive with this video on the NTTA’s YouTube channel. You’ll agree with the NTTA’s Facebook fans who posted these reviews:
- "I absolutely love the new extension. … Now I can go straight from Merritt to I-30. It’s a great relief and a gas saver. Thanks." – Greg O.
- "I have been waiting for years on this. My daily commute from Garland to Lewisville is much improved, thank to the completion of this extension." – Scott F.
- "Did a round trip today. It is awesome!" – Kelley M.
- "Took it last night and it was wonderful!" – April D.
Firewheel Town Center is a 1 million square foot Main Street-style shopping, dining and entertainment center. Featuring hundreds of retailers, al fresco restaurants and pedestrian-friendly outdoor features, Firewheel Town Center is the destination for visitors looking to shop, relax and spend time with friends and family. Learn more at www.FirewheelTownCenter.com or www.facebook.com/FirewheelTownCenter.
While you’re there, join your friends for a movie at AMC Firewheel 18. The state-of-the art theatre features visually stunning IMAX to deliver the world’s most powerful movie-going experience. Or feast your eyes on the mind-blowing RealD 3D experience. Plus, you can enjoy an expanded menu of snacks made hot and fresh when you order, featuring chicken tenders, pizza, mozzarella sticks, french fries and more. Visit www.amctheatres.com/Firewheel to check out movie times and trailers, buy advanced movie tickets or read reviews.
As with any NTTA roadway, the best way to drive – and the most cost effective – is with a TollTag. ZipCash customers pay 50 percent more than TollTag customers, so if you have a friend without a TollTag, tell them save money on the tolls for more shopping money at Firewheel Town Center. A trip on the extension from I-30 to Firewheel Parkway costs $1.52 with a TollTag, compared to $2.28 with ZipCash.