McKinney’s new Wayfinding Master Plan has been approved, and the first phase of construction is expected to begin in 2023.

The McKinney City Council approved the master plan for citywide wayfinding signs at its Dec. 6 meeting. The signs will act as a guide for all transportation modes and provide information to people entering city limits, directional arrows to major destinations, walking routes from parking garages or event centers, and more, the city website stated.

Cost estimates presented to the council in July included a preliminary estimate of $2.6 million for 123 wayfinding signs. The approved master plan includes 149 signs to be implemented in two phases, according to city documents. The city plans to collect bids for the implementation of the project and begin construction in 2023, according to the city’s website.

The plan includes gateway monument signs at US 75 and Telephone Road, SH 121 and US 75, and SH 121 and Custer Road. The plan also includes 15 different sign types to be implemented, including welcome signs, vehicular guide signs, municipal building identification signs and pedestrian kiosks. Planning documents also indicated compatibility components that would allow potential technology upgrades to the planned pedestrian kiosks in the future.

The project began in September 2021 and has been discussed at three council work sessions. City staff collaborated with Kimley-Horn and Corbin Design to develop the master plan.

More information on the project is available at