Submitted by Texas Department of Transportation
Weather permitting, an operation to switch traffic onto new southbound mainlanes on US 75 from north of US 380 to south of Bloomdale Road will begin Wednesday, Nov. 14 and continue through Nov. 20. The necessary lane closures to move concrete barrier and install new stripes will begin daily at 9 a.m. and pick up each afternoon by 3:30 p.m. The project widened US 75 to eight lanes with two three-lane frontage roads and included the reconstruction of the Wilmeth Road overpass. Construction is expected to be substantially complete in late December.
Beginning Monday, Nov. 12, the southbound frontage road between FM 543 (Weston Road) and Bloomdale Road will be closed for reconstruction through March 2013. This is the US 75 widening project from Bloomdale to Telephone Road that is breaking ground this week. This project will widen US 75 from four to eight lanes with two-lane frontage roads. The project was awarded to Zachry Construction Corp. with a bid of $68.1 million. This project is estimated to be complete by summer of 2015.
These are two of five highway expansion projects either recently completed or under way through McKinney to Melissa. Two more projects for full-depth concrete repair complete the corridor improvements from the President George Bush Turnpike to the Grayson County line.
TxDOT asks drivers to be cautious and patient as crews work diligently to complete these projects vital to regional transportation, Collin County and the Cities of McKinney and Melissa. As more work zones are established it is especially important to observe posted speed limits through the work zones and be alert to changes in lane alignment and detours.