Traffic signal installation and McKinney Ranch Parkway: City construction project taking place in March

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1. Virginia Parkway widening

Drivers can expect daily lane closures from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. along Virginia Parkway from Bellegrove Drive to US 75 as utility work and grading take place. Work being done will accommodate new outside travel lanes in each direction of Virginia. Bridge widening over Wilson Creek will continue in March with minimal impacts to traffic.

When complete an additional lane of traffic will run eastbound and westbound along Virginia from Ridge Road to US 75.

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

2. Standifer Street reconstruction

Reconstruction of East Standifer Street is expected to begin in April spanning from Railroad to Bumpas streets. During construction lanes will remain open to local traffic, but intermittent detours may be provided.

This is one of various street repair projects to take place this year in McKinney. Projects are identified on an annual basis by the streets department.

Timeline: April-August
Cost: varies ($3 million overall)
Funding source: city of McKinney

3. McKinney Ranch Parkway work

Through April drivers can expect McKinney Ranch Parkway from east of Hardin Boulevard to Collin McKinney Parkway to remain closed. During this time, McKinney ISD will construct the roadway adjacent to the MISD stadium.

Construction on McKinney Ranch east of the temporary road closure will be ongoing through May. While the westbound lanes are constructed, traffic will be shifted to the newly constructed eastbound lanes.

Timeline: April 2017-May 2018
Cost: $1.6 million
Funding source: city of McKinney

4. Traffic signal installation

This project includes installing new permanent traffic signals at (A) Independence Parkway and Westridge Boulevard, (B) Hardin Boulevard and Winding Brook Drive,(C)Custer Road and Silverado Trail, and (D) Ridge Road and Habersham Way. Construction is expected to begin in April.

Timeline: April-August
Cost: $1.3 million
Funding source: city of McKinney

All information on this page was updated as of 2/19/18. News or questions about these or other local transportation projects?
Email us at mcknews@communityimpact.com.

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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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