As part of the ongoing TxDOT project to widen U.S. 75 from the Sam Rayburn Tollway (SRT) to White Ave. in McKinney, TxDOT has informed the City of the following traffic switch:
TxDOT to Switch Main Lane Traffic on U.S. 75 between the SRT and White Ave. starting Monday night, Aug. 4
Weather permitting, TxDOT will switch both northbound and southbound main lane U.S. 75 traffic starting Monday night, Aug. 4 to allow construction to continue. Southbound traffic will be moved to newly constructed southbound pavement and new bridges. Northbound traffic will be moved to the old southbound pavement and bridges. This will make space available to construct the new northbound pavement and bridges.
This change is expected to take up to four days. During that time, closures of the different northbound on-ramps and off-ramps will be necessary in order to relocate concrete traffic barriers and construct small portions of temporary asphalt pavement.
Increased congestion is expected along U.S. 75 during this transition period. Motorists should expect delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes.
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.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is responsible for maintaining 80,000 miles of road and for supporting aviation, rail and public transportation across the state. TxDOT and its 11,000 employees are committed to working with others to provide safe and reliable transportation solutions for Texas by maintaining a safe system, addressing congestion, connecting Texas communities, and being a Best in Class state agency. Find out more at txdot.gov.
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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. TxDOT’s four goals: Maintain a safe system, address congestion, connect Texas communities and be a Best-in-Class state agency.