Transportation Projects


Transportation Services | 206 W Church Street | P.O. Box 534045 | Grand Prairie TX 75050
Phone 972-237-8139 | Fax 972-237-8116 | E-mail

February 2013 Update

State Highway 161
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 are scheduled to open in the near future.

Main and Jefferson Street 
The first phase of construction on Jefferson Street and the Union Pacific railroad bridge was completed July 2012. The at grade crossings and completion of Main and Jefferson is anticipated to be complete in the near future.

IH-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.

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.

Lake Ridge Parkway Widening 
Project Updates:

Lake Ridge Parkway Connection to I-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 complete by October 2013.

Roadway Improvement Projects: Visit the Roadway Improvements web page for more Grand Prairie road construction project updates.

Traffic Website: For up-to-date lane closure information in Grand Prairie, visit the traffic website at