TSB updates you on two major road projects in McKinney.
U.S. 75 at Eldorado Update
Weather permitting, the contractor on the U.S. 75 expansion project at Eldorado Parkway will move traffic into temporary lanes beginning at 12 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, 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 Tuesday, May 15, 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.
The $106 million project will add two lanes in each direction on the mainlanes and one in each direction on the frontage roads giving the highway a total of eight mainlanes and six frontage road lanes between Spur 399 (SH 121) and U.S. 380. This will add needed capacity with anticipation of staying ahead of the explosive growth in population in Collin County. Listed as one of the fastest growing counties in the nation, Collin County grew by more than 61% between 2000 and 2009.
This is one of five projects either underway, nearing completion or just starting up on the Central Expressway corridor through McKinney from SH 121 to Melissa Road. This project is expected to be substantially complete in the summer of 2015.
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.
Custer Road Construction Update
Weather permitting, Wednesday, May 16, 2012 beginning at 3 a.m. contract crews will set up cones and barriers to move north and southbound Custer Road traffic into its permanent lane alignment. The lane switch operation will take place between Stonebridge Drive and U.S. 380 and will last several hours until all traffic is moved to the permanent lanes.
All left turn lanes and crossovers will be open; however, Cotton Ridge North will be closed on the west side of Custer Road for continuing work. Detour signs will be in place for this location.
Motorists should use caution when proceeding through this area during the traffic switch. Drivers are urged to observe warning signs and heed information on the message boards for the safety of motorists and workers.
This work is part of a $33.7 million construction project to widen Custer Road from 2-lanes to
6-lanes between South Stonebridge Drive and U.S. 380. The project began in 2009 and the estimated project completion is this summer. This traffic switch is one of the final stages of the project.
TxDOT and Mario Sinacola and Sons Excavating Inc. would like to thank area drivers and local businesses for their continued patience and cooperation as crews work hard to complete this project as soon, and as safely, as possible.