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In a regional effort to relieve congestion on State Highway 161 between Conflans Road and State Highway 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 the 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 the western Dallas County roadway.

Construction is expected to last for approximately a year with an estimated 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.

Road conditions and traffic updates are available on the drivetexas.org website, on Facebook, facebook.com/txdot, and Twitter, twitter.com/txdot.

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