Geo. Bush Turnpike eastern extension to I-30 to open Dec. 21

ROWLETT – The eastern extension of the President George Bush Turnpike is complete and its long-awaited opening will be tomorrow afternoon, according to Rowlett Mayor Todd Gottel.

Gottel announced the news on his Facebook page Monday night.

“Well, it’s official!!! Ladies and Gentlemen… Get your Toll Tags ready! I have just received official notice that NTTA will be opening the Eastern Extension of PGBT on Wednesday afternoon! We need to thank all of those that contributed to the development and construction of the game changing project!!!

No notice is yet listed on the North Texas Tollway Authority’s website, other than construction updates and a map showing the turnpike will now extend 9.9 miles further, from State Highway 78 – next to Fire Wheel Mall – to I-30, east of Bass Pro Dr.

No other details are known at this point.

By J.J. Smith, Publisher

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