McKINNEY (Dec. 23, 2013) — In an ongoing effort to enhance state roadways and improve safety, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) approved a contract to expand US 75 (Central Expressway) from a six-lane freeway to an eight-lane highway from Spring Creek Parkway in Plano to SH 121 (Sam Rayburn Tollway) in McKinney.

The project is six and a half miles in length and will include drainage, traffic signals, signs and pavement markings.

The project was approved at the Transportation Commission meeting in December and was awarded to MCM for $47.5 million.

The construction start date will be established in upcoming meetings between TxDOT and the contractor.


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