Dallas North Tollway

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The Dallas North Tollway (DNT or simply the Tollway) is a controlled-access toll road operated by the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA), which runs from Interstate 35E near downtown Dallas, Texas (USA), to U.S. Highway 380, near Frisco, Texas.

The Dallas North Tollway was the first toll road in the United States to implement Electronic Toll Collection technology, with the introduction of the TollTag in 1989. TollTag users were originally charged five cents extra per transaction, but by 1999 the agency moved to actively encourage TollTag use by giving tag users a discount off the cash toll rate. In August 2007, the NTTA announced plans to phase out manned toll booths entirely by May 2010.

History

The initial segment of the tollway ran from Interstate 35E to Interstate 635 along an old railroad corridor. The right-of-way is generally along this segment, one of the narrowest controlled-access roads in Texas. The segment was completed in June 1968 and toll was originally 25 cents. The tollway was later extended to Briargrove Lane in 1987, to Headquarters Drive in 1994, to S.H. 121 and Gaylord Parkway in 2004, and to US 380 in 2007. The extensions generally parallel S.H. 289, also known as Preston Road. The "DNT Extension Phase 3," which runs from State Highway 121 to U.S. Highway 380, opened in...
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