Collin County to move quickly on $750 million bond funds approved by voters Nov. 6

Collin County voters approved three county bond propositions Nov. 6 with $740 million to be used for transportation infrastructure.

Collin County voters approved three county bond propositions Nov. 6 with $740 million to be used for transportation infrastructure.

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Bracing for expansion, county asks for $750M
Collin County voters approved three county bond propositions Nov. 6 with more than 321,000 people voting on each proposition.

More than 68 percent of voters approved Proposition A—a $600 million bond to be used for limited-access roadway, or LAR, projects.

Proposition B—$140 million for arterial roads, including the reconstruction and rehabilitation of arterial roads—received 68.95 percent voter approval. The $10 million bond for open space and parks—Proposition C—received 71.43 percent voter approval.

County officials say they are working to issue bonds but will first bring a timeline to County Commissioners.

“We intend to move quickly,” Collin County Director of Engineering Clarence Daugherty said.

A previous list of projects presented to the Commissioners Court shows the majority of money from Proposition A would be used for environmental studies, feasibility studies, designing the highways, and acquiring right of way. Money would also be used for the Collin County Outer Loop service roads, Daugherty said in a previous interview with Community Impact Newspaper.

In regards to propositions B and C, commissioners will have an annual call for projects.

“My intent that we’ll talk with Commissioners Court and try to get them to establish some policy or critique [for the call for projects] over the next four to six weeks,” Daugherty said.

In a previous interview Commissioner Susan Fletcher said the Commissioners Court will have an annual call for projects and ask cities to match 50 percent of the funding necessary for the arterial road.

Daugherty said he expects some projects to come from cities and others to come from county input, but a list of projects has not been announced.

More Nov. 6 election results can be found at communityimpact.com/mckinney/vote.
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By Cassidy Ritter

Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.


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