Trinity Falls Parkway and Redbud Boulevard: 4 McKinney transportation projects to know about in December

Here are four transportation projects to know about in McKinney.

1. Traffic signal installations

This project includes the installation of new traffic signals at the intersections of (A) Independence Parkway and Westridge Boulevard, (B) Custer Road and Silverado Trail, (C) Ridge Road and Habersham Way, and (D) Hardin Boulevard and Winding Brook Drive. Construction will begin at Independence and Westridge in early December followed by installation at Custer and Silverado in February. The remaining two intersections will begin in March.
Timeline: December 2018-summer 2019
Cost: $1.3 million
Funding sources: city of McKinney, private developer

2. Intersection improvements

Road improvements at the intersection of (A) US 380 and Airport Drive will begin in February followed by work at (B) US 380 and Hardin Boulevard in March. Improvements at (C) Custer Road and Westridge Boulevard and (D) Virginia Parkway and Ridge Road will begin in May.

Improvements include adding new turn lanes at the four intersections.
Timeline: February-fall
Cost: $1.4 million
Funding source: city of McKinney

3. Trinity Falls Parkway widening

Construction crews are working to widen Trinity Falls Parkway between Laud Howell Parkway and FM 543 from the existing two-lane road to a four-lane divided roadway. No long-term lane closures are expected but short-term lane closures may occur.
Timeline: November 2018-late 2019
Cost: $10 million
Funding sources: Trinity Falls developer, city of McKinney

4. Redbud Boulevard widening

This project includes the reconstruction of Redbud Boulevard between McLarry Drive and Bloomdale Road. Crews will widen Redbud from the existing two-lane road to a four-lane roadway with a median.
Timeline: October 2018-July 2019
Cost: $1.6 million
Funding source: city of McKinney

By Emily Davis
Emily graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in multi-platform journalism and a minor in criminal justice in Spring 2018. During her studies, Emily worked as an editor and reporter at The Houstonian, SHSU's local newspaper. Upon graduation, she began an editorial internship at Community Impact Newspaper in DFW, where she was then hired as Community Impact's first McKinney reporter in August 2018.