McKINNEY (April 21, 2014) — As part of the ongoing TxDOT project to widen U.S. 75 from the Sam Rayburn Tollway to White Avenue in McKinney, TxDOT has informed the City of McKinney of the following upcoming temporary closure:
TxDOT to Temporarily Close Craig Drive Entrance from U.S. 75 Frontage Road
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Weather permitting, the entrance to Craig Dr. from the U.S. 75 frontage road (north of Eldorado Pkwy.) is expected to close Tuesday, April 22 through Wednesday, April 30 while the intersection and new ramp to Eldorado Pkwy. are completed.
The access to the frontage road from Craig Drive North will shut down at 10:30 p.m. Monday night (April 21) and will remain closed through 6 a.m. Thursday, May 1.
During this time, Craig Dr. at Eldorado Pkwy. will remain open to provide access to all of Eldorado Plaza. The La Madeleine driveway will also remain open to provide an entrance point from the frontage road to all of Eldorado Plaza (including the Saltgrass/Starbucks area). All traffic exiting Eldorado Plaza during this time will need to use Craig Dr. to Eldorado Pkwy.
To access westbound Eldorado Pkwy. from the frontage road during this closure, continue south of Eldorado Pkwy. to Craig Dr. (near El Fenix) then back to Eldorado Pkwy.
Once this intersection construction is completed, Craig Dr., the La Madeleine driveway, the Starbucks driveway, and the new ramp to Eldorado Pkwy. will all be open.
As a reminder, this TxDOT construction project to widen U.S. 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 project is anticipated to be complete in 2015.
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