As part of the ongoing TxDOT project to widen U.S. 75 from the Sam Rayburn Tollway (SRT) to White Avenue in McKinney, TxDOT has informed the City of the following closures and traffic switches:
- Southbound U.S. 75 One Main Lane Closure until Sunday, Oct. 4
TxDOT has temporarily closed one lane of the U.S. 75 southbound main lanes near Virginia Parkway to allow construction in the area to continue. This closure will last until Sunday, Oct. 4, with both lanes open only during rush hours. Delays are anticipated and drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes.
- Southbound U.S. 75 Main Lanes to Open South of Virginia on Sunday, Oct. 4
Weather permitting, TxDOT will close both U.S. 75 southbound main lanes south of Virginia Parkway overnight Saturday, October 3, to switch southbound traffic to newly completed concrete pavement. During the closure, southbound drivers will take the Eldorado Parkway exit to the frontage road to the entrance ramp south of Ridgeview Drive in Allen. The switch is expected to be complete by Sunday, Oct. 4. Drivers are encouraged to use caution while becoming familiar with the new main lanes.
- Virginia Parkway Intersection to be Mostly Complete by Monday, Oct. 5
Weather permitting, TxDOT will open most of the new Virginia Parkway intersection, including the new u-turn lanes, by Monday, Oct. 5. The one piece that will not be finished is the right turn lane from eastbound Virginia to the southbound frontage road. That will not open for several more weeks. Drivers are encouraged to use caution while becoming familiar with the new configuration.
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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