Good news for drivers in Collin County – the section of U.S. 75 that was shut down for construction is open more than 12 hours ahead of schedule.
The Texas Department of Transportation closed 75 on either side of the President George Bush Turnpike in Plano so it could safely demolish the remaining portion of the Plano Parkway bridge that crosses over the highway.
The closure began at approximately 2 a.m. Saturday and last until Sunday morning. It was initially scheduled to last until 5 a.m. on Monday.
The portion of the highway that was closed was between Renner Road on the south side of the PGBT and 15th Street on the north side.
The project happening at the U.S. 75 and PGBT interchange is the largest one that TxDOT is working on in all of Collin County – a $37 million overhaul and expansion of the exits from 75 onto the Bush to accommodate for the growing traffic flow in the area.
Work began on that project in the spring of 2016 and it is scheduled to be finished in early 2019.