According to Bisnow, since 2000, Collin County has experienced the highest sustained growth rate of any U.S. County with more than a half-million people. The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) selected BGE to design the first extension of phase 4A of the Dallas North Tollway (DNT) extension project to address the vast growth in the area. Once all of phase 4 is completed (phases 4A and 4B), the DNT will be extended 13.7 miles north of US 380. It will directly link downtown Dallas and growing communities in Collin, Denton and Grayson counties.
BGE is currently serving as the design engineer for phase 4A, which will extend the DNT main lanes from north of Rock Hill Road to north of US 380, including a bridge over the widened US 380. This phase also includes completing the entrance and exit tolled ramps to First Street and implementing the electronic toll gantry gates for the Panther Creek Parkway ramps along the DNT.
BGE provided plans, specifications and estimates per NTTA standards and in compliance with all governing entities involved, including TxDOT. The proposed design and construction plan contained complete roadway plans, traffic control plans, drainage, paving bridge and retaining wall structures, a plan for stormwater pollution prevention, signing, pavement markings and other miscellaneous items necessary to construct the project.
The project broke ground in early 2020, and it is expected to open to the public in the first quarter of 2023.