As part of the ongoing TxDOT project to widen U.S. 75 from the Sam Rayburn Tollway (SRT) to White Avenue in McKinney, TxDOT has informed the City of NEW DATES for the following closures and traffic switches, all weather permitting:
Virginia Parkway Intersection Partially Closed for the Summer – now scheduled to start next week
TxDOT will begin construction of the new Virginia Parkway and U.S. 75 intersection starting sometime next week. The exact start date will be sent out once it is determined. Eastbound and westbound traffic will be reduced to just one lane each way on Virginia Parkway directly underneath U.S. 75. Significant delays are expected. Drivers are strongly encouraged to seek alternate routes. Alternate routes to cross U.S. 75 include U.S. 380, White Avenue, Park View Avenue, and Eldorado Parkway. Alternate routes to travel south on U.S. 75 include Hardin Boulevard and S.H. 5. The new intersection is expected to be open by September 30. See attached map for more information.
U.S. 75 Main Lanes to be Closed Overnight – again tonight, June 5
TxDOT will close the main lanes of U.S. 75 beneath Eldorado Parkway again tonight starting at 10 p.m. to set more beams for the new Eldorado Parkway Bridge. Northbound drivers will be diverted to the frontage road then under Eldorado Parkway then along the frontage road to the entrance ramp near the movie theater. Southbound drivers will be diverted to the frontage road near Rockhill Road then under Eldorado Parkway then along the frontage road to the entrance ramp south of Ridgeview Drive. All lanes will be open again by 6 a.m. the next day.
U.S. 75 Main Lane Traffic Switch – now scheduled for next week
TxDOT will switch northbound main lane traffic to newly constructed concrete travel lanes starting sometime next week. The exact date will be sent out once it is determined. After the switch is complete, all northbound entrance and exit ramps south of White Avenue will be complete and open permanently.
Park View Avenue to be Closed Weekdays Until Friday, June 12
TxDOT will close Park View Avenue directly under U.S. 75 next week Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. to allow bridge construction to continue. During the closures, drivers can cross U.S. 75 at Virginia Parkway and Eldorado Parkway.
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. If you have any questions, please contact Danny Still at (972) 547-7631 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your cooperation.
City of McKinney Press Release