(May 2, 2014) Segments of northbound Dallas Parkway (and other roads) will be closed Saturday morning, May 3, for the “MS 150” bicycle ride. The ride starts in Plano and travels north into Frisco on Parkwood Boulevard, travels west on IKEA Drive, and then travels north on Dallas Parkway to US 380 and beyond. Between 6:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., the following roadways will be closed:
· The northbound Dallas Parkway frontage road will be closed between Eldorado Parkway and US 380. Northbound motorists should use the Dallas North Tollway or Preston Road as alternate routes to US 380. Motorists on Eldorado Parkway and Panther Creek Parkway will not be able to gain access to the northbound Tollway unless they turn south on Dallas Parkway, make a u-turn at Main Street and use the entrance ramp just north of Main Street.
· The northbound exit ramps from the Dallas North Tollway to Panther Creek Parkway and to C.R. 24/Rockhill Parkway will be closed.
· Cobb Hill Drive will be closed between Dallas Parkway and Bethel Drive, so Cobb Hill residents should use Eldorado Parkway or Panther Creek Parkway.
All other portions of the northbound Dallas Parkway frontage road will remain open during this time, but the police department will be controlling the intersections between IKEA Drive and Eldorado Parkway in order to facilitate the movement of the cyclists through town. Police will also be controlling the intersections along Parkwood Boulevard where the ride enters Frisco and the intersection of Dallas Parkway and US 380 where cyclists will continue north into Prosper.
Motorists are urged to use caution in the area.