(July 19, 2011) Preston Road will be closed between Eldorado Parkway and Main Street tonight, July 19 beginning at 10:00 p.m. The road will reopen by 6:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, July 20. During this closure, all of the driveways and side streets between Eldorado Parkway and Main Street will be closed at Preston Road while connections to the new pavement are built. Most of these side streets will reopen at Preston Road by 6:00 a.m.
Traffic on Preston Road will be diverted west to North County Road or east to Coit Road to go around the closure. Detour signs will be posted. Regional traffic that would normally use Preston Road should consider using an alternate route, such as Dallas Parkway to the west or Custer Road to the east. Once Preston Road reopens Wednesday morning, traffic will be switched to different travel lanes between Eldorado Parkway and Main Street
· Traffic on Preston Road will be switched so that north and southbound traffic will flow on opposite sides of the median.
· Traffic on Preston Road between Fisher Road and Main Street will be switched to the east side of the road. North and southbound traffic will now share the eastern half of the road while the western half is reconstructed.
· Meadow Hill Drive will remain closed at Preston Road for six weeks. Traffic on Meadow Hill Drive will be detoured to North County Road and then south to Main Street during this closure.
· Tonight, July 19, beginning at 7 p.m., all lanes of Eldorado Parkway will open. This means traffic will be switched so that , all east and westbound lanes will flow on opposite sides of the median. Motorists should pay attention to the new location of stop lines as they approach the intersection of Eldorado Parkway and Preston.
Please use caution in this area as people become accustomed to the new traffic patterns along Preston Road and at each intersection. The closure is part of TxDOT’s widening project.