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TxDOT Kicks Off SH 161 Congestion Relief Project
Contact: Michelle Releford
Phone: (214) 320-4485
Date: June 27, 2014

Six mile section gets additional travel lane during peak hours

IRVING –  In a regional effort to relieve congestion on State Highway (SH) 161 between Conflans Road and SH 114, a construction project is kicking off this week that will increase capacity by converting the shoulders to interim “peak hour” lanes (one in each direction) on this 6.3 mile section of roadway.

Construction will include paving, restriping and installation of additional signage and lights.

The North Central Texas Council of Governments, Texas Department of Transportation and North Texas Tollway Authority have worked together on this interim solution to improve reliability for this western Dallas County roadway.

Construction is expected to last for approximately a year with an estimated substantial completion in July of 2015. Any needed lane closures will occur during off-peak travel times.

The contract for the $3.7 million project was awarded to Austin Bridge and Road LP.

See the fact sheet to learn more.


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