McKinney transportation update: ‘Light Up Louisiana’ to make downtown improvements

Work will continue along Louisiana Street in downtown McKinney. (Graphic by Michelle Degard/Community Impact Newspaper)
Work will continue along Louisiana Street in downtown McKinney. (Graphic by Michelle Degard/Community Impact Newspaper)

Work will continue along Louisiana Street in downtown McKinney. (Graphic by Michelle Degard/Community Impact Newspaper)

In May, the first phase of improvements along Louisiana Street from Church Street to Kentucky Street began. Work will be substantially completed in September for this phase of the project.

One lane of traffic will stay open along Louisiana Street with access to businesses through the duration of construction.


Timeline: May-September (Phase 1), January 2020-July 2021 (Phase 2)

Cost: $4.9 million

Funding source: city of McKinney
By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the McKinney edition.


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