NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Drivers adjust your routes – U.S. 75/Central Expressway will be closed this weekend in Richardson and Plano. The shutdown will allow crew to do demolition work on the Plano Parkway bridge.
Officials with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) say nearly two miles of U.S. 75 will be closed, in both directions, from just south of Renner Road to 15th Street. That area includes the entrance and exit ramps to and from the President George Bush Turnpike.READ MORE: Operation 'Lucky Charm' Nets 20+ Texas Fugitives With Sex Offender-Related Crimes
“We’re actually taking down the entire span of the Plano Parkway bridge, so because it’s so complex,w e’re having to do it over multiple days and keep the road closed for 48 hours,” said TxDOT spokesperson Ryan Lafontaine.Guatemalan Drug Lord Wilson Wilfredo Luargas-Garcia Receives Life Sentence
So when will this impact local drivers? The closure begins at 3 a.m. on Saturday and will run until Monday at 5 a.m. This means drivers in the area need to be prepared to take the frontage roads all weekend long.MORE NEWS: RL Turner High School Campus Briefly Locked Down After Student Caught With Fake Gun