It's OPEN, it's OPEN ... The Eastern Extension of The President George Bush Turnpike TOLL ROAD is OPEN!!!
That's right, the $958 million dollar extension project that began in August 2008, will open on time! This new 10 mile, 6 Enterance Ramp extension will allow people to drive from northwest Garland (hwy 78) to Interstate 30. PGBT is now a 30.5-mile, six-lane, expressway that passes through or along the cities of Garland, Richardson, Plano, Dallas, Carrollton, Farmers Branch and Irving.
Although the PGBT Extension is open today, you'll still see minor construction through the first part of 2012 as final touches are made to the corridor's infrastructure and actual access to the I-30 frontage road is expected to occur in February 2012.
The average toll for driving on the PGBT Eastern Extension is 15.3 cents per mile for vehicles with a TollTag. ZipCash rates are 50% more than TollTag rates. Additional information regarding toll rates and gantry locations is available on the NTTA website, www.ntta.org/AboutUs/TollRates