WHAT: Weather permitting, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will close the southbound lanes then re-open them and close the northbound lanes of U.S. 75 (Central Expressway) in order to pour concrete on the Bloomdale Road bridge under construction. Bloomdale Road will also be closed and traffic detoured.
WHERE: U.S. 75 northbound and southbound at Bloomdale Road in McKinney.
WHEN: Saturday, May 17 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- SOUTHBOUND DETOUR: Traffic will exit at Bloomdale Road and follow the frontage road to the next entrance to U.S. 75 north of Wilmeth Road.
- NORTHBOUND DETOUR: Traffic will exit at Bloomdale Road and re-enter the highway at the entrance ramp to the north of Bloomdale Road.
- BLOOMDALE ROAD DETOUR: Traffic coming from the west headed for U.S. 75 will use Community Drive then head south to Wilmeth Road to U.S. 75. Traffic from the east will use Red Bud to Wilmeth Road to U.S. 75.
Local law enforcement will assist with the traffic control at the Bloomdale Road intersection to keep traffic flowing on the frontage roads.
Backups are expected and motorists are encouraged to consider alternate routes.
About the Texas Department of Transportation
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.