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I-30 Former Dallas-Fort Worth Turnpike
           
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6-Oct-2007
Last Updated
28-Oct-2007
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Looking east from the Edgefield road overpass, October 27, 2007
Named ForTom Landry (1924-2000)
Dallas Cowboys head coach, 1960-1989
named by local governments in August 2000,
officially by TxDOT in 2001.
ApprovedDecember 1954
Final approval by Texas Turnpike Authority
CompleteAugust 27, 1957
Future workWidening in Arlington, major interchanges
Max Traffic Count152,000 vehicles/day, 2005
just west of downtown Dallas

The Dallas-Fort Worth Turnpike connecting downtown Fort Worth to downtown Dallas opened to traffic on August 27, 1957, and was officially dedicated on September 6, 1957. Tolls were removed on January 1, 1978. Reconstruction from downtown Dallas to 19th Street in Grand Prairie has been in progress in the 2000-2007 period, and of this writing in October 2007 the work in progress is nearly complete.

The complete history of the Dallas-Fort Worth Turnpike and Interstate 30 will be added in the future.