US 75 PLANO
In May 2016, Zachry Construction Corporation began working on one of Dallas/Fort Worth’s busiest interchanges, the junction of U.S. Highway 75 and President George Bush Turnpike in Plano, TX. Due to single-lane ramps and merges, it was also one of the mostcongested.
The project added auxiliary lanes to those connectors and widened the Plano Parkway bridge. The project spanned 1.3 miles. The most challenging aspect was widening the railroad bridge over U.S. 75. The team had narrow windows of time while the train was shut down to prepare the substructure, excavate, and lay crane mats so the railroad could be lifted and paved under.
Work of this nature and size is not typically done and the team showed great resilience adapting to change orders and working with tight deadlines to get traffic opened on time.