Transportation Update - July

1. Virginia and Louisiana streets, US 75 underpass construction

This Texas Department of Transportation project will rework the intersection located underneath US 75. TxDOT began construction at the new Virginia Parkway and US 75 intersection June 15.
Eastbound and westbound traffic has been reduced to one lane in each direction on Virginia directly underneath US 75. Significant delays are expected. The last remaining pre-existing bridge on US 75 at Virginia was removed in June. The roads underneath US 75 were re-striped to one lane in each direction to allow for the reconstruction at the intersection and the construction of the southbound main lane bridge. This work will continue in different phases throughout the summer. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes. Alternate routes suggested by the city of McKinney to cross US 75 include
US 380, White Avenue, Park View Avenue and Eldorado Parkway. Alternate routes to travel north or south around the construction include Hardin Boulevard and SH 5. The new intersection is expected to be complete by Sept. 30

Timeline: June-September
Cost: $106.5 million
Funding sources: regional toll revenue

2. Virginia and Louisiana streets traffic calming

The city is making intersection improvements along Virginia and Louisiana streets between Graves and College streets to calm traffic flow along Virginia and Louisiana. Improvements include pedestrian ramps and crosswalks along Virginia and Louisiana at Graves, Waddill, Bradley and College streets at a total of eight intersections. Pavement markings and street signs will also be modified.

Timeline: June-September
Cost: $230,000
Funding sources: city of McKinney

Other transportation projects


The FM 546 replacement project will realign the roadway from SH 5 to east of Airport Drive. The design is scheduled to be completed this summer. Construction is scheduled to begin in the fall, but is contingent on funding.

Estimated timeline: Fall 2015-TBD