Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) staff provided an overview to the City Council Monday of the Technology Lanes Project, which will convert the existing High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes on US 75 (between I-635 and Bethany Drive in Allen) to technology lanes that will extend to SH 121 in McKinney.  

The $104 million project, set to begin construction in late 2023/early 2024, will remove the existing pylons and restripe the lanes to allow unrestricted entry and exit between the technology lanes and general-purpose lanes, and allow only HOVs, low-emission vehicles and motorcycles during peak drive times (7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. M-F). Outside these times, the technology lanes will also allow single-occupancy vehicles.  

Overhead dynamic message signs will be installed to remind drivers of the lanes’ allowable usage. In addition, the project will replace the US 75 center barrier and improve lighting. 

The project is expected to take three years to complete; planned construction start date is late 2023/early 2024 with an estimated completion date of 2026.  

Video: April 3 presentation