Texas Department of Transportation proposes improvements to State Highway 5

A TxDOT project would reconstruct about 7.2 miles of State Highway 5. (Screenshot by Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
A TxDOT project would reconstruct about 7.2 miles of State Highway 5. (Screenshot by Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)

A TxDOT project would reconstruct about 7.2 miles of State Highway 5. (Screenshot by Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Texas Department of Transportation released a virtual public hearing June 11 about the 7.2-mile project on State Highway 5.

The $138 million project would reconstruct and widen several roads in McKinney and Fairview. Adjacent sidewalks are also part of the proposed plan, according to the public hearing video.

The proposed project could potentially displace four commercial establishments, according to the video. The specific commercial displacements were not named.

The changes are needed for improvements to safety and mobility, according to the hearing video. Additionally, the project would bring the highway up to current design and safety standards.

It would begin in 2023 and would be completed in 2026.


Feedback can be submitted via the project’s website, voicemail, email or mail though Friday, June 26.

The video can be viewed here, and more information on the project can be found on its website.
By Makenzie Plusnick
Makenzie graduated from Tarleton State University in 2019 with a degree in communications. While in school, she interned at the Weatherford Democrat and was editor of Texan News Service, a news outlet at Tarleton. She enjoys true crime podcasts, riding horses, and spending time with her dog.


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