Faster Tollway Speeds Get Green Light

NTTA Board Votes to Adjust Speed Limits

By Stacy Morrow
|  Wednesday, Aug 19, 2009  |  Updated 6:13 PM CDT
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Faster Tollway Speeds Get Green Light

You will soon be able to drive faster (legally) on North Texas Tollways.

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Faster Tollway Speeds Get Green Light

You will soon be able to drive faster (legally) on North Texas Tollways.
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You will soon be able to drive faster (legally) on North Texas Tollways. 

The North Texas Tollway Authority voted Wednesday to raise speed limits to 70 mph on the Dallas North Tollway and President George Bush Turnpike based on the results of a speed study.

"The speed study results indicate that recommended speed limits are more consistent with the actual flow of traffic," said Rick Herrington, NTTA deputy executive director.

The NTTA initiated the study to determine appropriate speed limits as it implemented all-electronic toll collections on the roadways.

The study reviewed items such as crash data, environmental and noise impact and roadway geometry. 
 
The speed limits go into effect as soon as new signs are installed. The installation starts Thursday and will continue through Sept. 1.

Here's the complete list of adjustments:

  • DNT between Oak Lawn Avenue and just South of Trinity Mills Road (Dallas/Collin county line) - speed limit would increase from 55 to 65 mph
  • DNT between just south of Trinity Mills Road in Dallas and County Road 26 in Frisco - speed limit would increase from 60 or 65 to 70 mph
  • DNT between County Road 26 in Frisco and U.S. 380 - speed limits would remain 55 mph
  • PGBT between Beltline Road in Irving and west of SH 78 in Garland - speed limit would increase from 60 to 70 mph
  • PGBT between just .2 miles west of SH 78 and SH 78 - speed limit would increase from 50 to 55
  • DNT between Ivan Street and Oak Lawn Avenue - speed limit would decrease from 55 to 50 mph

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