Roadway widening and other transportation projects underway in McKinney this November

Several transportation projects are underway this November. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Several transportation projects are underway this November. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Several transportation projects are underway this November. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Redbud Boulevard widening

Construction to widen Redbud Boulevard from a two- to a four-lane roadway began last October. Paving of the new southbound lane is expected to be complete in November, and both new travel lanes are expected to be finished by December. Once done, Redbud Boulevard will be a four-lane roadway from McLarry Drive to Bloomdale Road.

Timeline: October 2018-December

Cost: $1.65 million

Funding source: city of McKinney


Intersection improvements

In November, construction of various intersection improvements will continue. In October, construction of additional turn lanes at Virginia Parkway and Ridge Road was completed. Turn lanes at US 380 and Hardin Boulevard are expected to be completed by December. An eastbound right turn lane at Custer Road and Westridge Boulevard is expected to be completed by early December. Construction of a second westbound left turn lane at US 380 and Airport Drive is also underway as of early November and is expected to be complete by end of December.

Timeline: April-late 2019

Cost: $1.6 million

Funding source: city of McKinney

Trinity Falls Parkway widening

Reconstruction to widen Trinity Falls Parkway into a four-lane arterial roadway will continue. In November, traffic along Trinity Falls is expected to be directed to use the newly constructed northbound travel lanes while construction takes place on the southbound lanes. Once complete, Trinity Falls will be widened from a two- to a four-lane divided roadway from Laud Howell Parkway to FM 543.

Timeline: February 2019-April 2020

Cost: $10 million

Funding sources: city of McKinney, developers

Bridge reconstruction

The bridge crossing Rowlett Creek along Stonebridge Drive reopened to traffic in October. Since March, Stonebridge has been closed while a complete reconstruction of the bridge and the adjacent pavement takes place. Temporary lane closures and detours will continue while final bridge work is completed. The project is expected to be complete by the end of November.

Timeline: March-November

Cost: $1.5 million

Funding source: city of McKinney

Virginia Parkway expansion

Construction to widen Virginia Parkway is nearing completion, according to the city of McKinney. New travel lanes between Jordan Road and US 75 are expected to reopen to traffic in early November in most locations as isolated outside lane closures occur throughout the rest of construction. Final work is expected to be complete in December. Once finished, Virginia Parkway will be widened from a four- to a six-lane roadway between Ridge Road and US 75.

Timeline: March 2017-December 2019

Cost: $15 million

Funding sources: city of McKinney, Collin County, North Central Texas Council of Governments
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By Miranda Jaimes

Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. Now she's in Tarrant County, mostly, and has been an Impacter since 2017 as the editor of the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition.


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