Update: Completion of Virginia Parkway widening delayed

Construction along Virginia Parkway is expected to be complete in September.

Construction along Virginia Parkway is expected to be complete in September.

Drivers can expect to see construction along Virginia Parkway continue until September.

Crews are working to widen Virginia from a four-lane road to a six-lane road from Ridge Road to US 75. Construction on Virginia began in March 2017.

Bridge work at Wilson Creek is nearing completion. Remaining construction on the project includes lane widening between Dogwood Trail and US 75, landscaping, and creation of sidewalks and accessibility ramps, according to a city newsletter.

While work continues, drivers should expect lane closures between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., according to the city.

In April, the $15 million project was anticipated to be complete in June, but in early June completion was pushed to August due to weather delays and franchise utility conflicts.

Funding for this project comes from the city of McKinney, Collin County and the North Central Texas Council of Governments.

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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