Submitted by TXDot
Due to rain early this morning, the contractor on the U.S. 75 expansion project at Eldorado Parkway has moved this scheduled traffic switch and frontage road closure to Wednesday morning and the northbound frontage road traffic switch scheduled for Wednesday is now postponed to early Thursday morning.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16:
Traffic will move into temporary lanes beginning at 12 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2012 on the U.S. 75 southbound frontage road to make room for construction. This switch will result in the permanent closure of the northwest “jug handle” exit ramp from the U.S. 75 frontage road to Eldorado Parkway.
As part of this traffic switch, the southwest jug handle exit ramp from the U.S. 75 frontage road to Eldorado Parkway will also be closed from 12 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, through 9 a.m. May 20, 2012. This will allow the contractor to build a temporary asphalt connection from the new southbound frontage road alignment to the southwest jug handle.
Detour signs have been posted to direct traffic to Eldorado Parkway and U.S. 75 mainlanes during this phase of construction. Traffic on the southbound U.S. 75 frontage road will be detoured to Craig Drive to Eldorado Parkway and U.S. 75.
THURSDAY, MAY 17:
U.S. 75 northbound frontage road traffic will move into temporary lanes beginning at 12 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2012, at Eldorado Parkway. This switch will result in the closure of the northeast “jug handle” exit ramp from the U.S. 75 northbound frontage road to Eldorado Parkway. This ramp and the north connection of Medical Center Drive to the U.S. 75 northbound frontage road will be closed for approximately five months.
Detour signs have been posted. Northbound traffic with be detoured to Marketplace and turn left on Medical Center to access Eldorado. Traffic headed to U.S. 75 northbound from westbound Eldorado Parkway will turn left at Medical Center, right on Market Place Drive to the northbound frontage road.
TxDOT would like to thank area drivers for their patience and cooperation as crews work diligently to complete this vital project as soon, and as safely, as possible.