Nightly lane closures to affect Plano drivers until Aug. 16 along Sam Rayburn Tollway

Part of the construction project includes the replacement of the Preston Road and Parkwood Boulevard exit ramps.

Part of the construction project includes the replacement of the Preston Road and Parkwood Boulevard exit ramps.

Nightly lane closures began July 28 as part of the expansion of Sam Rayburn Tollway to four lanes. 

Lanes included are all lanes of northbound Preston Road between the northbound and southbound lanes of SH 121 and the westbound to eastbound Preston Road U-turn lane. The affected lanes will be closed from 10 p.m.-5 a.m. for Sunday-Thursday nights until Aug. 16. All closures are weather permitting.

An additional lane is being constructed along the median in each direction of the tollway. The estimated completion for this project is late 2021. Improvements are being made to ramps as of late summer, according to the North Texas Tollway Authority’s summer progress report.

Also included in this report are the work statuses for intersection bridge decks along the tollway. Preston has reached the demolition stage, while Parkway Boulevard and Coit Road have reached the foundation stage. Rasor Boulevard/Hillcrest Road and Legacy Drive are marked as at the column stage.

The purpose of the widening project is to improve regional mobility in expectation of the North Texas population increase to more than 11 million people in coming decades.

 

By Liesbeth Powers
Liesbeth graduated from Baylor University with a degree in new media journalism in December 2018. She gained her newspaper experience as a staff writer and multimedia editor at her campus paper, The Baylor Lariat. Liesbeth joined the Community Impact team in August 2019, where she reports on all things Plano, including education and transportation.


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