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Latest Traffic Alerts from TxDOT for Collin County

Collin County has quite a few ongoing construction projects, especially around the U.S. 75 (Central Expressway) corridor. Many of these won’t be complete for a few more years, so we wanted to post the latest notices of temporary lane closures, detours and such as these big projects unfold.

So you know, the Texas Department of Transportation folks also post these on their local Twitter page. Additionally, you can look at the big picture on Collin County projects here, if you want to know the projected finish dates for Farm-to-Market roads or state and U.S. highways, or simply head over to current traffic conditions for the DFW area to avoid snarls in the region. Then, there’s Drive Texas, a web app (with a mobile version) that will give you real-time traffic updates on lane closures, accidents, weather conditions and more. For here, though, we’ll stick to just posting the latest notifications that would affect local cities and towns that come in from TxDOT and the North Texas Tollway Authority.

Recent Notices

The following closures are scheduled for the President George Bush Turnpike:

Friday, Nov. 20, and Saturday, Nov. 21 (Overnights)

·         Westbound left lane from Coit Road to the Dallas North Tollway will be closed from 10 to 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, and Saturday, Nov. 21.

·         Two westbound left lanes from Coit Road to the DNT will be closed overnight from
11 p.m. to 7 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, and overnight from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday,
Nov. 21.

The southbound U.S. 75 entrance ramp, just south of McDermott Drive in Allen, was closed permanently Monday, Sept. 28, as part of the U.S. 75 widening project — from six to eight lanes. A new exit ramp will be constructed in its place.

In the coming months, a new entrance ramp onto southbound U.S. 75 will be added further south, between Bethany Drive and McDermott Drive. In the meantime, motorists will need to continue along the southbound frontage road and use the current entrance ramp just south of Bethany.

For more information about the closure, contact TxDOT spokesman Ryan LaFontaine at or (214) 770-1020. ​Road conditions and traffic updates are available on or Twitter/TxDOTDallasPIO

Ongoing Alerts, previously posted

​​​​U.S. 75 frontage road to close June 9, 2014 through 2016:

The U.S. 75 southbound frontage road from Davis Road to Throckmorton Road will close Monday, June 9, 2014 through early 2016. Weather permitting, TxDOT will close the southbound frontage road from Davis Road to Throckmorton Road to through traffic for reconstruction. Traffic will use the two-way northbound frontage road while the southbound frontage road is closed. The crossings at Throckmorton and Melissa Roads will remain open as well. Motorists are urged to be mindful of construction personnel in the work zone.

​​Road conditions and traffic updates available on Facebook, and Twitter, and


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