Citywide News Releases

Posted on: February 15, 2017

Virginia Parkway widening project begins

The City of McKinney will soon begin a project to expand portions of Virginia Parkway from four to six lanes in both directions, providing much needed extra capacity between U.S. 75 and Ridge Road. No complete closures are planned for the duration of the project and is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2018.


The first phase of the project will include construction from Ridge Road to Bellegrove Drive. Construction will begin Feb. 20, and one lane may be closed in either direction between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.


As part of the project, the bridge over Wilson Creek will be widened to include an eight-foot sidewalk on both sides, a pedestrian overlook on the northwest corner and a connection with the existing hike and bike trail at Bonnie Wenk Park. Beautification and landscaping efforts are planned for the entire Virginia Parkway corridor.

Delays are expected. Please drive safely through work zones, and observe traffic warning signs.


To receive email updates regarding construction on Virginia Parkway, email the Engineering Department to be added to the distribution list. Regular updates will also be included in the city’s weekly e-newsletter and on social media. For additional construction updates and detour information, visit the Construction Updates page


About McKinney

 McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of more than 168,000. The city was #1 on the list of Best Places to Live in America in 2014, published by Money Magazine. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees.

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