(April 29, 2011) Segments of northbound Dallas Parkway (and other roads) will be closed Saturday morning, April 30, for the “MS 150” bicycle race. The race starts at Frisco's Dr Pepper Ballpark and travels north on Dallas Parkway to US 380. Between 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., the following roadways will be closed:
· Northbound Dallas Parkway 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 CR 24/Virginia 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 northbound Dallas Parkway will remain open during this time, but the police department will be controlling the intersections between Dr Pepper Ballpark and Eldorado Parkway in order to facilitate the movement of the cyclists through town.
Motorists are urged to use caution in the area.