Transportation Updates

Transportation Updates

1. Lake Forest Drive expansion

Crews are working to construct an additional lane in each direction along Lake Forest Drive from SH 121 to McKinney Ranch Parkway. A turn lane for traffic traveling east on McKinney Ranch and turning right onto Lake Forest will be added to McKinney Ranch, and a turn lane for traffic turning left from eastbound SH 121 to northbound Lake Forest will also be added. One lane on Lake Forest will be closed periodically between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.

Timeline: October 2015-June 2016
Cost: $2.1 million
Funding sources: Collin County, city of McKinney

Intersection improvements

2A. Crews are working to construct a northbound right-turn lane on Custer at Stonebridge Drive.

2B. Crews are also working to construct a westbound left-turn lane on Stacy Road at Custer.

2C. Crews will soon begin working to construct a traffic signal at Custer and Fountain View Drive. Design is complete for the Custer intersections, and construction is scheduled to begin sometime in March.

2D. The city is working to construct northbound and southbound left-turn lanes on Community Avenue at Wilmeth Road. Design for this project is scheduled to be complete in March, and construction is set to begin in June 2016. As of the end of February, franchise utilities are moving their infrastructure and hope to be finished within a few weeks. The city contractor will start as soon as they are out of the way.

Timeline: March 2016-March 2017
Cost: TBD
Funding sources:  city of McKinney

3. Custer Road widening

Construction began in January to widen Custer Road from four lanes to six lanes. The project stretches from SH 121 to Stonebridge Drive. The Frisco project includes widening the bridge on the roadway and modifying the traffic signals. Construction is set to be completed in December.

Timeline: January-December
Cost: $9.7 million
Funding sources: city of Frisco, Texas Department of Transportation, Collin County


North Central Texas Council of Governments is proposing new uses for high-occupancy vehicle lanes on US 75 and is asking the public to provide feedback on the plan. (Community Impact staff)
McKinney residents can comment on plan that would pay some drivers to use HOV lanes on US 75

A pilot project in the corridor between I-635 and SH 121 just south of McKinney will evaluate the effectiveness of allowing solo drivers to use the HOV lane while also providing an incentive to cars with more than one occupant.

After almost five years of business, Taco Crush in McKinney has closed. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
After nearly 5 years in McKinney, Taco Crush closes its doors

The restaurant is listed as “Permanently closed” on Google, and a sign posted to the front of the restaurant described the closure notice as well.

All Serendipity Labs feature natural light with areas for teams to meet that meet health requirements. Pictured is Serendipity Labs Madison/Middleton, Wisconsin. The Serendipity Labs at McKinney–Craig Ranch will meet these same brand standards. (Courtesy Serendipity Labs)
Serendipity Labs coworking space sets McKinney opening date

Serendipity Labs will provide flexible workspaces that include private offices, coworking, team rooms and meeting and event space.

Jo Alch (right), founder and executive director of Pajamas for Seniors, and volunteer Allison Byrd-Haley collect pajama donations at Teresa's House in McKinney. (Brooklynn Cooper/Community Impact Newspaper)
McKinney nonprofit spreads 'love' and 'dignity' to senior citizens through pajamas

Pajamas for Seniors delivers pajamas to low-income seniors in nursing homes and hospitals.

Kyodai Handroll & Sushi Bar features fatty salmon sashimi. (Courtesy Kyodai Handroll & Sushi Bar)
Kyodai Handroll & Sushi Bar opens in Fort Worth; Plano joins peanut butter drive and more DFW-area news

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Renovations are taking place at the Collin College McKinney campus. (Rendering courtesy Collin College)
Renovations, construction underway at Collin College McKinney campus

The new center will be about 40,000 square feet and serve as a hub for students’ needs, including academic counseling, class sign-ups and payments.

CASA of Collin County debuted its renovated facility on Davis Street in downtown McKinney on Sept. 14. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
CASA of Collin County celebrates 30th anniversary, facility renovation

CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, are assigned to children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. These advocates act on behalf of children in court to place them into a permanent home that serves the best interest of the child.

Hoots Wings offers five cooking options and 14 sauces and dry rubs to choose from. (Courtesy Leah Trice of Fishman Public Relations)
Hooters spinoff opens in Fort Worth; Worth the Pour liquor store now serving Castle Hills and more DFW-area news

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Collin County commissioners have adopted an annual budget for the next fiscal year, and residents are projected to pay more in property taxes despite a lower tax rate. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Collin County adopts $411M budget with new property tax rate

Collin County continues to see increasing revenue from property taxes due to rising property values.

OsteoStrong is coming to McKinney later this summer. (Courtesy OsteoStrong)
Wellness center OsteoStrong now open in McKinney

Sessions are personalized for members and can be catered toward athletes, those with osteoporosis or anyone wanting to improve bone health.

The Healthgrades award recognized superior performance in Medical City McKinney among national hospitals. (Courtesy Medical City McKinney)
Medical City McKinney awarded for excellency

This year, Medical City McKinney was honored for women’s care through the 2021 Women’s Care Awards by Healthgrades.