As part of the ongoing Texas Department of Transportation's project to widen U.S. 75 from the Sam Rayburn Tollway (SRT) to White Avenue in McKinney, TxDOT has informed the City of McKinney of the following temporary closure:
Northbound U.S. 75 exit ramp to Virginia Parkway to close on Sunday, March 15 for approximately one month.
Weather permitting, TxDOT plans to close the northbound U.S. 75 exit ramp to Virginia Parkway starting Sunday, March 15 until Saturday, April 18 to construct northbound main lane concrete pavement. Then, starting on Saturday, April 18, TxDOT plans to shift all main lane traffic to the northbound side of the highway from south of Eldorado Parkway to south of Virginia Parkway, which will allow construction to continue underneath the Eldorado Parkway bridge. At that time, drivers will once again be able to exit directly to Virginia Parkway by using a new, permanent northbound U.S. 75 exit ramp near the Community Center.
While the northbound exit ramp to Virginia Parkway is closed (tentatively set from March 15 to April 18), drivers will be directed to use the northbound exit ramp to Eldorado Parkway. During this time, drivers can travel north on the frontage road under Eldorado Parkway and past the Community Center to reach Virginia Parkway without the need to pass through any traffic signals. The northbound and southbound main lanes and frontage roads should all remain open throughout this temporary exit ramp closure.
As a reminder, this TxDOT construction project to widen U.S. 75 from the SRT 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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