1.5-mile stretch of the Dallas North Tollway closed Jan. 8-10 to demolish main lane toll plaza
Contractors will remove the toll plaza structures in a series of carefully sequenced activities:
• Removal of the truss structure over the toll lanes;
• Removal of the canopies, toll booths, and islands;
• Debris removal and clean up; and
• Paving sections where the columns and toll booth islands were located
The NTTA weighed various factors when considering the need for full road closures, focusing primarily on maintaining safety and reducing traffic disruptions whenever possible. The plans will help ensure safety of drivers, staff and contractors when taking down the overhead structures by eliminating overhead hazard risks and minimizing the canopy demolition period. The schedule provides the shortest interruption to traffic flow with a return to three unimpeded lanes of traffic as quickly as possible. The schedule also includes the fewest lane configurations to reduce driver confusion.
The switch to cashless tolling brings reduced congestion, improved safety and enhanced air quality through the free flow of traffic and the elimination of stopping and starting and weaving at toll booths. The NTTA transitioned to a cashless toll system Dec. 11, with the conversion of the Dallas North Tollway, Addison Airport Toll Tunnel and Mountain Creek Lake Bridge. All other NTTA facilities already use all-electronic toll collection.
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