Wilmeth Road expansion

Construction of Wilmeth Road between Lake Forest Drive and Hardin Boulevard is underway. This project will construct Wilmeth Road as a four-lane roadway, including multilane roundabouts at Lake Forest Drive, Taylor Burk Drive and Hardin Boulevard. The project will also construct two southbound lanes of Hardin Boulevard north of Wilmeth Road to complete the four-lane roadway section. Construction of the project is expected to be complete in early 2024. Early construction will include work near the proposed roundabout at Lake Forest Drive and will reduce traffic to one lane in each direction along Wilmeth Road and Lake Forest Drive. Traffic at this intersection is expected to be affected for six months.

Timeline: February 2022-early 2024

Cost: $19.3 million

Funding sources: city of McKinney, Collin County

Virginia Parkway widening

Construction along Virginia Parkway between Custer Road and St. Gabriel Way has been underway since July and includes the widening of the roadway to six lanes—three lanes in each direction—to accommodate traffic growth in the area. The project will also include the construction of new turn lanes at intersections to improve corridor safety and mobility. As the majority of the pavement work will occur in the existing landscaped median along Virginia Parkway, the project includes a significant investment in median landscaping, including the installation of 189 new trees and over 200 native plants. Intermittent lane closures are expected to occur throughout the remainder of construction.

Timeline: July 2021-spring 2022

Cost: $3 million

Funding source: city of McKinney


East Louisiana Street improvements

Under the city’s East McKinney Redevelopment and Preservation efforts, major infrastructure improvements to East Louisiana Street, Greenville Street, Green Street and Andrews Street are expected to be under construction in the spring. Improvements along East Louisiana from SH 5 to Throckmorton Street will be a continuation of improvements recently completed west of SH 5 and will include the construction of a single-lane roundabout connecting Greenville with East Louisiana. This project will also fully reconstruct Green Street and Andrews Street as concrete roadways. These improvements will provide a complete refresh of street infrastructure and serve to provide enhanced mobility and a gateway entrance into East McKinney as area redevelopment occurs.

Timeline: April 2022-early summer 2023

Cost: $9 million

Funding sources: city of McKinney, North Central Texas Council of Governments