Virginia Parkway and Jordan Road: 4 McKinney transportation projects to know about in August

Here are transportation projects taking place this month:

1. FM 546 construction

Construction along FM 546 is 80 percent complete, according to Texas Department of Transportation officials. When complete, this 1.7-mile, four-lane, divided roadway will run from McDonald Street and connect to the existing FM 546 at the south end of the McKinney National Airport. In August construction crews will continue work on concrete paving, sidewalks and railing for the project.
Timeline: January 2017-October 2018
Cost: $17.4 million
Funding sources: state of Texas, regional toll revenue fund

2. McDonald Street, Hwy. 5 improvements

TxDOT is performing preliminary design work for the reconstruction of McDonald Street and Hwy. 5 through the city of McKinney. A public meeting is expected to be held in late 2018. Prior to construction, TxDOT will finalize required environmental studies, conduct public hearings and meetings, and complete a detailed design of the project.
The project will completely reconstruct Hwy. 5 and McDonald as a divided concrete roadway with a raised median.
Construction start: late 2022
Cost: $75.9 million (allocated in regional 10-year plan)
Funding source: TxDOT

3. Jordan Road reconstruction

Street reconstruction on Jordan Road from Virginia Parkway to Bois d’Arc Road is expected to be complete in early August prior to the first day of school. This project includes various repairs to the roadway’s pavement.
Timeline: July-August
Cost: varies by project ($3 million overall street repairs in 2018)
Funding source: city of McKinney

4. Virginia Parkway widening

In August utility work will continue along Virginia Parkway between Bellegrove Drive and US 75. Drivers can also expect outside lane closures from Bellegrove to US 75 on weekdays in August from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Bridge work will also continue in August along Virginia at Wilson Creek, which will require daily lane closures.
Paving between Bellegrove and Jordan Road is expected to be complete by early August.
Timeline: March 2017-February 2019
Cost: $15 million
Funding sources: city of McKinney, Collin County, North Central Texas Council of Governments


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