PROJECT: President George Bush Turnpike, Western Extension
LOCATION: Grand Prairie, Texas
COST: $416 million
CONTRACTOR: Prairie Link Constructors
OWNER: North Texas Tollway Authority
This ?nal link of a toll road has not been free of challenges. State Highway 161 is depressed below I-30, and as a result the ?ve-level interchange has three depressed and ?ve elevated direct connector ramps. The original design of the I-30 direct connectors between January Lane and Tarrant Road called for a braided con?guration. The braids were removed by signi?cantly modifying the horizontal and vertical geometry of the four direct connector ramps.