Hardin Boulevard to Cole Street: 4 October road projects to look out for in McKinney




1. McKinney Ranch Parkway expansion


Construction crews will finalize eastbound paving in October from just east of the McKinney ISD stadium to the service road for SH 121. No lane closures are expected to take place in October. Upon completion, McKinney Ranch Parkway will be a four-lane, divided road from Hardin Boulevard to SH 121.


Timeline: April-December
Cost: $1.6 million
Funding source: city of McKinney








2. Virginia parkway widening


In October construction crews will work along the existing median of Virginia Parkway between Ridge Road and Bellegrove Drive. Signal work will also continue at Millard Lakes Drive, Lake Forest Drive and Crutcher Crossing. Drivers can expect lane closures along Virginia on weekdays from
9 a.m.-4 p.m.


Timeline: March 2017-February 2019
Cost: $15 million
Funding sources: city of McKinney, Collin County, North Central Texas Council of Governments








3. Cole Street reconstruction


Construction along Cole Street runs from Bass to College streets and includes replacement of storm drainage and water and sewer mains as well as pavement and sidewalk repair. Through access is restricted to local traffic from Bass to Barnes streets while work continues.


Timeline: November 2016-November 2017
Cost: $2.35 million
Funding source: city of McKinney








4. Hardin Boulevard widening


New northbound and southbound lanes of Hardin Boulevard from SH 121 to McKinney Ranch Parkway will open to traffic in October. Additional turn lanes and median openings are also being constructed to serve the MISD stadium.


Timeline: April-October
Cost: $1.7 million
Funding source: city of McKinney






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