4 McKinney transportation projects to know about in November


Here are four transportation projects taking place in McKinney in November, December and January.

1. Traffic signal installations

This project includes the installation of new traffic signals at the intersections of (a) Independence Parkway and Westridge Boulevard, (b) Custer Road and Silverado Trail, (c) Ridge Road and Habersham Way, and (d) Hardin Boulevard and Winding Brook Drive. Construction at Independence and Westridge is expected to begin in December with construction at the other intersections to follow.

According to city officials, construction on this project has been delayed due to steel manufacturers taking longer than anticipated to deliver signal equipment.

Timeline: December 2018-June 2019
Cost: $1.3 million
Funding sources: city of McKinney, private developer

2. Intersection widening projects

This project includes construction to improve intersection operation by adding new turn lanes at the intersections of (a) US 380 and Hardin Boulevard, (b) Custer Road and Westridge Boulevard, (c) Virginia Parkway and Ridge Road, and (d) US 380 and Airport Drive.

Construction is expected to begin at US 380 and Hardin Boulevard in January followed by construction on Airport Drive and US 380 beginning by February.

Timeline: January-September 2019
Cost: $1.3 million
Funding source: city of McKinney

3. Stonebridge bridge reconstruction

This project includes the reconstruction of the existing bridge on Stonebridge Drive, which crosses over Rowlett Creek.
Construction is expected to begin in January, and during construction traffic must use Eldorado Parkway as a detour.

Timeline: January-August 2019
Cost: $1.5 million
Funding source: city of McKinney

4. Virginia Parkway improvements

Construction along Virginia Parkway continues in November from Bellegrove Drive to US 75, with ongoing lane closures between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

This project includes the addition of one travel lane in each direction of Virginia between Ridge Road and US 75.

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

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Emily Davis
Emily graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in multi-platform journalism and a minor in criminal justice in Spring 2018. During her studies, Emily worked as an editor and reporter at The Houstonian, SHSU's local newspaper. Upon graduation, she began an editorial internship at Community Impact Newspaper in DFW, where she was then hired as Community Impact's first McKinney reporter in August. Three fun facts about Emily: 1.) She is a lover of mystery novels, movies, TV shows and podcasts. 2.) She has an 11-year-old, 3-pound Pomeranian. 3.) She loves lacrosse, and was captain and then coach of her high school team.
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