Weather permitting, the Texas Department of Transportation will close all lanes on northbound U.S. 75 at Eldorado Parkway, including the frontage road, beginning at 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 through 6 a.m. the next morning.
This lane closure is necessary to place bridge beams for the Eldorado Parkway overpass under reconstruction. This is part of the construction for the expansion of U.S. 75 from S.H. 121 (Sam Rayburn Tollway) to U.S. 380, which is expected to be complete in the summer of 2015.
All northbound traffic will be detoured to Exit 38 C (S.H. 5) to take the northeast ramp to S.H. 5. This will channel traffic past the Medical Center intersection while still allowing access to the Sam Rayburn Tollway and allowing local traffic to exit prior to 38 C. Eastbound Sam Rayburn Tollway traffic headed to northbound U.S. 75 will be detoured from the direct connect ramp to the Eldorado Parkway exit where signs will direct motorists to eastbound Marketplace Drive to northbound Medical Center to eastbound Eldorado to westbound Park Central Drive back to the northbound U.S. 75 frontage road.
The detours will be clearly marked and local law enforcement will be on site to assist in traffic control. Portable message boards have been placed to inform motorists of the closure. TxDOT thanks area motorists for their patience during this closure and encourages motorists to seek alternate routes through the area.
It is necessary for the safety of the traveling public to keep the mainlanes and frontage road lanes closed during this operation as 10 bridge beams will be set overnight over the northbound mainlanes and frontage road lanes.
TxDOT asks drivers to be cautious and patient as crews work diligently to re-open northbound U.S. 75 as soon as possible on Friday morning.
For additional transportation related information please visit the TxDOT Web site www.txdot.gov