As part of the ongoing TxDOT project to widen U.S. 75 from the Sam Rayburn Tollway to White Avenue in McKinney, TxDOT made the following traffic switch on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014:
New Traffic Signals at Eldorado Parkway and U.S. 75
There are now two temporary traffic signals on Eldorado Parkway at U.S. 75 to go along with new concrete ramps on the south side of the Eldorado bridge. The temporary traffic signal that was near Wendy’s has been removed. In its place, there is a new temporary traffic signal slightly closer to U.S. 75 that aligns with the northbound ramps. This traffic signal allows northbound frontage road drivers to continue to be able to turn east or west onto Eldorado Parkway and also allows Eldorado drivers to turn onto the northbound frontage road.
The second temporary traffic signal aligns with the southbound ramps on the other side of U.S. 75. This traffic signal allows southbound frontage road drivers to turn east or west onto Eldorado Parkway and also allows Eldorado drivers to turn onto the southbound frontage road.
This traffic switch, along with the recent re-opening of the northbound frontage road under the Eldorado bridge, is an important next step toward improving traffic operations and access in the area.
As a reminder, this TxDOT construction project to widen U.S. 75 from the Sam Rayburn Tollway to White Avenue in McKinney to four main lanes in each direction and three frontage road lanes in each direction will provide much needed extra capacity through McKinney. The project is anticipated to be complete in January 2016.
Please be safe when traveling through the work zone and always observe traffic warning signs.
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