McKinney City Council approves construction bid to expand Wilmeth Road

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Construction on Wilmeth Road in McKinney is expected to be completed by January 2024. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Construction on Wilmeth Road in McKinney is expected to be completed by January 2024. (Courtesy Fotolia)

McKinney City Council approved a construction bid from Mario Sinacola and Sons Excavating to expand Wilmeth Road.

At a Jan. 4 meeting, council members approved the bid of just over $19.3 million with Mario Sinacola and Sons being the lowest of five total bidders. Collin County commissioners awarded the city $11 million for the project in October 2019 under its 2018 bond. The remaining funds will be provided by the city.


Construction is expected to begin in February and end by January 2024.

The project will extend Wilmeth Road east to Hardin Boulevard and west to Lake Forest Drive. The project will also widen the entire road to include two travel lanes in each direction. Crews will also add multilane roundabouts at Lake Forest, Hardin and Taylor Burk Drive, according to a presentation by McKinney Capital Improvements Manager Nick Ataie.

When construction of the roundabout at Lake Forest and Wilmeth begins, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction along both streets. This will be one of the first phases of construction. Traffic changes at this intersection are expected to last six months, Ataie said.
By Brooklynn Cooper
Brooklynn Cooper covers public education in Frisco and McKinney. Previously, she reported on southern Dallas for The Dallas Morning News. The Durham, N.C. native and devoted Tar Heel fan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019.