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

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.