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Published on April 17, 2024
Frisco Alert: John Hickman and Dallas Pkwy Closure Overnight for DNT Expansion ProjectSource: Google Street View

Drivers in Frisco, brace yourselves for some roadwork-induced headaches. As reported by the City of Frisco, the intersection of John Hickman Pkwy and Dallas Pkwy is slated for closure from 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, until the early hours of 5 a.m. Thursday. The shutdown is part of the ongoing Dallas North Tollway (DNT) expansion efforts by the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) designed to ease future traffic.

Expect the unexpected if you're planning a night drive in the area. Eastbound traffic on John Hickman will hit a dead end at Dallas Pkwy, rerouted to a mandatory southbound detour. Your GPS might be thrown for a loop, but the detour signs won't steer you wrong. Meanwhile, if you're cruising north on Dallas Pkwy, forget about left turns onto westbound John Hickman. NTTA suggests a scenic route via a U-turn at Lebanon Rd. And let's not forget: Mother Nature has a say too – this is all weather permitting.

The aim is to disrupt as little as possible, but left-turns and U-turns at the construction zone are strictly off the menu. So, if you're a stickler for your usual route, it's time to get jiggy with it and find an alternative. Local drivers might want to fire up the Waze app, which integrates real-time traffic and road info, to keep their evening cruise as smooth as possible.