As part of the ongoing Texas Department of Transportation's project to widen U.S. 75 (Central Expressway) from the Sam Rayburn Tollway (SRT) to White Avenue in McKinney, TxDOT has informed the City of the following traffic switch:
U.S. 75 Main Lane Traffic Switch Starting Thursday Night, April 30, at 8 p.m. from South of Eldorado Parkway to South of Virginia Parkway
Weather permitting, TxDOT will switch U.S. 75 northbound and southbound main lane traffic to newly constructed concrete pavement in McKinney starting Thursday, April 30, and continuing into early next week. At 8 p.m., TxDOT will divert all northbound main lane traffic to the frontage road using the Eldorado Parkway exit ramp. Northbound drivers will then continue on the frontage road through the intersections at Virginia Parkway, White Avenue and U.S. 380 before reaching the northbound entrance ramp near Wilmeth Road. At 5 a.m. Friday morning, northbound traffic will be re-directed back to the main lanes on new, concrete pavement from south of Eldorado Parkway to south of Virginia Parkway.
TxDOT will continue working on the traffic switch over the weekend. The primary task will be to move temporary, concrete barricades creating a safe separation between opposing main lanes of traffic. The southbound main lanes will not be switched over until this process is complete. Early next week, the southbound main lanes will be diverted to the new, concrete pavement. This will open up large work areas on the southbound side of the highway, which is necessary for work to continue.
When the traffic switch is complete, the new northbound exit ramp to Virginia Parkway will be open near the Community Center, and the new southbound exit ramp to Eldorado Parkway will be open near North Brook Drive. Drivers should expect delays overnight tonight and over the weekend and seek alternate routes, if possible.
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.
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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