The City of McKinney has sent letters to property owners, property managers and residents along U.S. 75 (Central Expressway), notifying them about various ways the city is communicating about the ongoing U.S. 75 widening project in McKinney.

 "The City will be providing pertinent construction information to interested businesses and residents throughout this multi-year project," wrote Matt Richardson, the Capital Improvement Projects manager with the City's Engineering Department. 

The city invites residents to stay in the loop on the widening project with three communications tools:

  1. Sign up to receive periodic email updates about specific lane closure information, traffic switches, driveway closures, etc. To receive the updates, send an email to construction@mckinneytexas.org.
  2. Look for general construction update information in the weekly City of McKinney e-newsletter, which comes out on Fridays. To sign up for the e-newsletter, go to www.mckinneytexas.org, click on "Click here to Stay Connected" in the lower right corner, and then click on "e-newsletter signup."
  3. Visit a special web page that has been created for ongoing construction projects throughout the city. Details about each project, upcoming closures and more can be found at www.mckinneytexas.org/construction.

U.S. 75 Project Details

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has undertaken a $106 million project that will add two lanes in each direction on the U.S. 75 main lanes and one in each direction on the frontage roads. This will give the highway a total of eight main lanes and six frontage road lanes between Spur 399 (SH 121) and U.S. 380, adding needed capacity to U.S. 75.

This is one of five projects either under way, nearing completion or just starting on the Central Expressway corridor through McKinney from SH 121 to Melissa Road. This project is expected to be substantially complete in the summer of 2015.