4 November transportation projects taking place in McKinney


  1. Virginia Parkway widening

Paving is expected to take place in November on the new lanes on Virginia Parkway from Ridge Road to Bellegrove Drive. Street lighting will be installed in the existing median from Bellegrove to US 75, and the bridge widening over Wilson Creek will continue. Drivers should expect minimal impacts to traffic.

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

2. Cole Street reconstruction

Reconstruction along Cole Street is expected to take place from Bass to Barnes streets in November. During this time, through access is restricted to local traffic. The overall project includes reconstruction from Bass to College streets and includes replacement of storm drainage and water and sewer mains as well as pavement and sidewalk repair.

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

3. McKinney Ranch Parkway expansion

In November contractors will work on the future westbound lanes of McKinney Ranch Parkway paving east of the McKinney ISD stadium to US 75 and SH 121. Traffic will be shifted to the newly constructed eastbound lanes during this time.

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

4. Hardin Boulevard widening

This project is expected to be substantially done by the end of October, and the new northbound and southbound lanes along Hardin Boulevard will remain open to traffic. Construction crews will still be in the area in November to finalize work in the medians.

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

All information on this page was updated as of 10/16/17. News or questions about these or other local transportation projects?
Email us at mcknews@communityimpact.com.

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Cassidy Ritter
Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.
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