McKinney transportation update: 'Light Up Louisiana' 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)

A complete reconstruction of Louisiana Street between Church Street and Kentucky Street is well underway. The paving along the remaining north half of the roadway will continue through the month of August, with one travel lane provided for vehicles. Pedestrians can access businesses through designated walking areas in the construction zone. Traffic is encouraged to access historic downtown McKinney via Hwy. 5 and McDonald Street. Visit www.mckinneytexas.org/louisiana for up-to-date construction information and resources to help plan visits.

Cost: $4.9 million


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

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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