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Project Description Updates
1/4 Cent Sales Tax Program for Street Repairs The Street Maintenance Sales Tax fund provides the resources for the repair of existing city streets and alleys. Visit the Streets website for a list of current projects.

President George Bush Turnpike Western Extension and

State Highway 161 Frontage Roads 

The Bush Turnpike Western Extension provides an 11.5-mile link in the growing loop around Dallas. The corridor consists of the tolled main lanes, known as the Western Extension, and the frontage roads, which are referenced as State Highway 161. The new corridor features cashless tolling on the main lanes in each direction between just north of I-30 south to I-20.
The entire toll road consists of four phases plus a section of work at the Union Pacific Railroad crossing at Main and Jefferson streets in Grand Prairie.
Phases 1-3 of Western Extension opened to traffic in 2009 and 2010 under the direction of the Texas Department of Transportation.
Phase 4 of the Western Extension of the Bush Turnpike, which extends from I-30 to I-20, opened to traffic in October 2012. The SH 161 frontage road at grade railroad crossings between Main and Jefferson streets in Grand Prairie opened in November 2013.

Transportation Services and

I-30 Frontage Roads between Belt Line and MacArthur
Construction is underway on this project and includes a park and ride on the southeast corner of IH-30 and Belt Line where the old turnpike ramp bowl used to be located. Transportation Services
I-20 Frontage Roads between Carrier Parkway and Belt Line Design is underway, and the first public meeting will be held early 2013 followed by a public hearing in late 2013 or early 2014. Construction is scheduled to start by early 2015. Transportation Services
Hunter-Ferrell Road from Belt Line to MacArthur Construction is complete and the roadway is now open to traffic. Engineering Division
MacArthur Boulevard The roadway will be widened from two to four lanes from I-30 north to Hunter-Ferrell Road. Upon obtaining the right-of-way for the project, construction is anticipated to begin in 2014.   Engineering Division
New four-lane road will extend Bagdad to the I-30 frontage road. Gifford Street will become a four-lane roadway. The construction work for this project is currently complete. Engineering Division
Lake Ridge Parkway Widening 
Lake Ridge Parkway expansion from a four-lane thoroughfare to a six-lane thoroughfare from Great Southwest Parkway to the Marina at Lake Joe Pool is complete.

Lake Ridge Parkway Connection to I-20 and SH 161 The Lake Ridge Parkway extension will connect Lake Ridge from Great Southwest Parkway to IH 20 and SH 161. The section between IH 20 and Bardin Road is open to traffic in both directions. The remaining section between Great Southwest Parkway and Bardin is set to be substantially complete in 2014.
Lynn Creek Parkway
 Lynn Creek Parkway will be extended from Lake Ridge Parkway to SH 360. The roadway has been opened to traffic. Engineering Division
Forum/Crossland Road

From Robinson Road to Waterwood is open to traffic.

Engineering Division
Forum Median Installation and Landscaping The construction and landscaping work is complete. Engineering Division
Sara Jane Parkway from Forum Drive to Dead End Sara Jane Parkway connects to Forum Drive. Drivers can now access Sara Jane Parkway from the I-20 westbound access road between SH 161 and Great Southwest Parkway and take Sara Jane northeast to Forum Drive, which connects to SH 161. Sara Jane also extends west to SH 360. [Location Map] Engineering Division
Wildlife Parkway from Belt Line to Lower Tarrant

In design phase. Construction scheduled to begin in 2015.

Engineering Division
Camp Wisdom widening Project planned to widen Camp Wisdom to four lanes between Carrier and east city limits to extend to FM 1382. Engineering Division
Camp Wisdom/Robinson Road Construction to remove existing dogleg at Camp Wisdom and Robinson Road has been complete and open to traffic. Engineering Division
Palace Parkway Project planned to extend Palace Parkway from Palace/Belt Line to I-30 looping around vacant properties on northeast corner of I-30 and Belt Line and linking into new I-30 frontage road. Engineering Division
Waterwood Road Project planned to extend Waterwood Road from Arkansas Lane to Highvalley Trail. Engineering Division
Freetown Road from Robinson to Carrier Construction work is complete for this project and is now open to traffic. Engineering Division
Cedar Creek Culvert Rehabilitation This project is complete and open to traffic at Robinson Road and Prairie Lane. Engineering Division

 Last Updated: November 2013

Last updated: 11/27/2013 12:22:43 PM