TxDOT presents proposed improvements along Hwy. 5 in McKinney at meeting Nov. 27

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At a public meeting Nov. 27, Texas Department of Transportation officials presented proposed improvements along Hwy. 5 through McKinney at an open house-style meeting.

Proposed improvements include widening the existing two-lane road to a four-lane divided highway from FM 1378 to Spur 399 and from Powerhouse Street to SH 121. TxDOT also proposed widening Hwy. 5 from the existing four-lane roadway to a six-lane divided highway from Spur 399 to Industrial Boulevard.

Construction on the project, estimated to total $135 million, is expected to be done in phases beginning in 2021.

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  1. I get that Hwy 5 runs through a very busy area of McKinney close to the Square, I’m assuming that’s why there’s a break in the proposed improvement. But it doesn’t make sense to go from 6 lanes down to 4 again in the heart of an area that will continue to see growth as the Square gets more congested. If they want that area to keep a small town feel to it, create more walking and biking pathways to get yourself to the Square. Don’t just make more parking and then create a roadway that will create more congestion.

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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. Three fun facts about Emily: 1.) She is a lover of mystery novels, movies, TV shows and podcasts. 2.) She has an 11-year-old, 3-pound Pomeranian. 3.) She loves lacrosse, and was captain and then coach of her high school team.
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