As part of the ongoing Texas Department of Transportation project  to widen U.S. 75 in McKinney, TxDOT has informed the City that Virginia Parkway underneath U.S. 75 will be closed to traffic for as many as three nights this week to partially demolish the southbound U.S. 75 bridge over Virginia Parkway. 

The closures are expected to begin at 9 p.m. and end at 5 a.m. this Wednesday night (June 20), Thursday night (June 21) and Friday night (June 22).

This will only impact Virginia Parkway traffic underneath U.S. 75. The main lanes and frontage road lanes of U.S. 75 will remain open. 

Drivers seeking to travel eastbound on Virginia Parkway will be directed to a detour via Parkview Avenue. Drivers seeking to travel westbound on Virginia Parkway will be directed to a detour via White Avenue. 

These closures will only happen at night and all lanes of U.S. 75 and Virginia Parkway will be re-opened by 5 a.m. each day, TxDOT has told the City.

The U.S. 75 widening project in McKinney is adding extra capacity to the highway, also known as Central Expressway, from the Sam Rayburn Tollway to White Avenue.

This TxDOT construction project will widen U.S. 75 to four main lanes in each direction and three frontage road lanes in each direction. It is anticipated to be complete in 2015.

Please be safe when traveling through the work zone and always observe traffic warning signs. 

If you have any questions, please contact Danny Still at (972) 547-7631 or dstill@mckinneytexas.org.