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McKinney Street Widening Project

Project Status

Construction for phase one of the project is tentatively scheduled to begin in March. Phase one will include the installation of a new storm drain on E.McKinney Street from Grissom Road to S.Fork. There will be intermittent lane closures to allow crews to safely complete the installation of the storm drain. A temporary signal light and/or traffic control flaggers will be in place when a lane is required to be closed. Once the installation is complete, roadway improvements will follow. 

Project Background

The McKinney Street capital improvement program project will increase capacity and improve mobility through the City. McKinney Street will widen from a two-lane rural roadway to a six-lane urban roadway from South Woodrow Lane to Grissom Road. Once complete, McKinney Street will be able to handle the continued growth in the area.

Project Updates

November 13: The City of Denton will hold an Informational Public Meeting on Thursday, November 21 regarding the McKinney Street Widening Capital Improvement Project Phase II from Loop 288 to S. Fork Road.  

The public meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St., Denton, TX 76201. Free parking is available in the lot located directly in front of the Civic Center. 
November 13: Phase I, consisting of the widening of McKinney Street from a two-lane roadway to a four-lane roadway with a continuous left turn lane from S. Fork Road to Grissom Road, is substantially complete. The sidewalk and mixed-use path are in construction and are the final improvements to complete this phase of the project. 

Construction for Phase II of the project is tentatively scheduled to begin in December 2019. Weather conditions and contractor scheduling may impact the plans, but the project is targeted for completion in November 2021. This phase of the improvement project will widen McKinney Street from a two-lane rural roadway to a four-lane urban roadway with continuous left turn lanes from Loop 288 to S. Fork Road.