City of McKinney anticipates March completion for Virginia Parkway improvements

Ongoing work to widen and improve Virginia Parkway was substantially completed in December.

Through February, contractors will be completing the remaining sidewalk construction, vegetation installation and minor median work. Work to place new sod grass in areas disturbed by construction will also continue. Intermittent outside lane closures are still expected in some locations through the end of March to ensure a safe work zone. Director of Engineering Gary Graham said the project has faced a series of utility delays, which has pushed back the original completion date.

Once finished, Virginia Parkway will be widened from a four- to a six-lane roadway between Ridge Road and US 75.

Timeline: February 2017-March 2020

Cost: $15 million


Funding sources: city of McKinney, Collin County, North Central Texas Council of Governments
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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.


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