Crews reopened the northbound U.S. 75 (Central Expressway) exit to Eldorado Parkway in McKinney on Friday morning.

The City of McKinney says that the exit reopening marks the first major milestone in the ongoing Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) project  to widen U.S. 75 from the Sam Rayburn Tollway (SRT) to White Avenue. 

Northbound motorists "no longer need to exit early to reach Eldorado Parkway," the City said in an emailed construction update. "It is encouraging to see progress in this massive TxDOT construction project, anticipated to be complete in March 2015, which will provide much-needed extra capacity by widening U.S. 75 to four main lanes in each direction and three frontage road lanes in each direction."

In related news, the Eldorado Parkway exit from northbound SRT to the northbound U.S. 75 direct-connect ramp remains closed. The City says that while it too is expected to reopen soon, an exact date has not yet been determined. To get to Eldorado Parkway from northbound SRT, drivers should exit SRT to the frontage road and continue to the U.S. 75 frontage road to Eldorado Parkway. For additional alternate routes and more information on the project, visit www.mckinneytexas.org/construction

Farther north, the dates for the temporary closure of Greenwood Road have changed again. The closure is now tentatively scheduled to occur starting next week.

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.

U.S. 75 Project Details

The $106 million project will add two lanes in each direction on the U.S. 75 main lanes and one in each direction on the frontage roads, giving the highway a total of eight main lanes and six frontage road lanes between Spur 399 (SH 121) and U.S. 380.