This is a letter from McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller regarding the progress of the ongoing TxDOT project to widen U.S. 75 from the Sam Rayburn Tollway (SRT) to White Avenue in McKinney. Some of the milestones expected by the end of January have been completed ahead of the schedule mentioned in the letter.
As a reminder, this TxDOT construction project to widen US 75 to four main lanes in each direction and three frontage road lanes in each direction will provide much needed extra capacity through McKinney. The overall project is anticipated to be complete in 2015.
Dear Business Owners,
As construction has progressed on the US 75 project, many of you have inquired as to the status of the construction and what to expect in the coming months. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has provided the following updates about construction along US 75 in the Eldorado Parkway area. Completion dates could be affected by additional inclement weather or other unforeseen construction delays, but these dates provide some sense of the upcoming benchmarks.
TxDOT plans to have the following sections along US 75 completed by the end of January 2014 and open to traffic:
- Traffic will shift to new concrete pavement on the southbound frontage road adjacent to Pat Lobb’s Toyota.
- The exit ramp from the Sam Rayburn Tollway to Eldorado Parkway will be open.
- The northbound frontage road just north of Eldorado in front of Discount Tire and Service King will be open.
In March 2014, TxDOT plans to open the following sections to traffic:
- The north half of the Eldorado Parkway bridge; removal of the south half of the bridge will begin shortly thereafter.
- The new ramp from the southbound frontage road to Eldorado Parkway, opening all three driveways to the Eldorado Plaza shopping center.
- The new ramp from Eldorado Parkway to the northbound frontage road, opening access to all driveways from the shopping center on the northeast corner of the interchange.
- The southbound frontage road from Country Club to Eldorado Parkway, reopening Country Club Drive.
While these traffic changes will allow for driveways and streets to be reopened, some movements may be restricted based on continuing construction activities. Updated information will be posted at www.mckinneytexas.org/construction. If you would like to receive an email with information on US 75 construction updates, send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your continued patience as TxDOT works to complete this project. We understand the significant impacts to your business. The City of McKinney has worked with numerous businesses to mitigate these impacts, to the degree possible. If you believe the city can assist you with a unique challenge imposed by the construction, please do not hesitate to call Gary Graham, Transportation Engineering Manager at 972-547-7438.
Brian S. Loughmiller, Mayor
City of McKinney
McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, McKinney has a current population of nearly 141,000. Incorporated in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers rolling hills, lush trees, a historic downtown square and unique neighborhoods and developments. The city ranks No. 2 on the Money Magazine Best Places to Live list for 2012. Visit the city’s website at mckinneytexas.org.
About the Texas Department of Transportation
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Motorists also can call TxDOT's toll-free highway condition line at 1-800-452-9292 for roadway information. For non-emergency roadside assistance, motorists can call the Texas Department of Public Safety at 1-800-525-5555.