Transportation & Mobility

This page gives an overview of the Transportation & Mobility Component of the ONE McKinney 2040 Comprehensive Plan and the development of the Draft MTP. The sidebar to the right contains information on public meetings related to Transportation & Mobility.

The ONE McKinney 2040 Comprehensive Plan has several components that are integral to advancing the Vision and Guiding Principles of the plan. The Transportation & Mobility component works hand-in-hand with the Land Use component (the Preferred Scenario) through the Master Thoroughfare Plan (MTP) that lays out the ultimate network of major roadways in McKinney and the types of roadways these will be when complete. More information on the MTP and how it relates to the rest of the Comprehensive Plan can be found in the FAQs.

Preferred Scenario

The Preferred Scenario represents the community’s vision for future growth.

Continued Refinement
Draft Master Thoroughfare Plan

This Draft MTP was presented to City Council at the August 15th, 2016 Work Session.

The Mobility & Transportation Element of the ONE McKinney 2040 Comprehensive Plan generally includes the following important components:

  • The Master Thoroughfare Plan that identifies the transportation system that is consistent with, and can functionally support, the community’s long term vision for growth and development (the Preferred Scenario);
  • Illustrative Cross-Sections that identify key features of these roadways; and
  • Key Mobility Considerations that are important to implementing the Preferred Scenario.

The major benefits of providing this information within the Comprehensive Plan includes:

  • Identifying right-of-way (ROW) needs in advance of development;
  • Identifying the roadways planned to accommodate anticipated traffic based on the preferred growth scenario; and
  • Providing policy-level guidance for the desired design and context of arterial roadways.

Development of the Draft Master Thoroughfare Plan

Draft Master Thoroughfare Plan

This Draft MTP was presented to City Council at the August 15th, 2016 Work Session.

Draft Illustrative Cross-Sections

Illustrative cross-sections outline the general design elements that should be included for each roadway type that is identified on the Master Thoroughfare Plan. These illustrations are needed to provide continuity throughout development of the thoroughfare system.


How Does the Draft Master Thoroughfare Plan Compare to the 2004 Plan?

The Draft Master Thoroughfare Plan is not altogether different from the 2004 Plan, but several changes have been made. You can view both plans, the changes and how each plan performs under Travel Demand Modeling below.

2004 Master Thoroughfare Plan

This is the City’s current MTP, adopted as part of the 2004 Comprehensive Plan. It has been updated several times to reflect built conditions and other minor changes.

2004 Plan Travel Demand Model Results
Key Changes

This map highlights the changes between the 2004 Plan and the Draft ONE McKinney Master Thoroughfare Plan.

A Travel Demand Model (TDM) evaluates the anticipated impact of the Preferred Scenario on the transportation network of the city. The prediction of traffic volumes on a transportation network is based on anticipated land uses, population and network characteristics.

Draft Master Thoroughfare Plan

As noted, the Draft Master Thoroughfare Plan contains changes to alignments, updated roadway types, and additional connections in order to better serve the Preferred Scenario.

Draft Master Thoroughfare Plan Travel Demand Model Results

What About Regional Mobility and Next Steps?

Concurrent to the development of the draft MTP and presentation to the McKinney City Council in August 2016, the Regional Transportation Council, Collin County and the Texas Department of Transportation have also been discussing mobility-related initiatives related to the short- and long- term needs of Collin County through 2040 and beyond. Below is a general timeline of these discussions in relationship to the ONE McKinney 2040 Comprehensive Plan Update.

Regional Mobility Discussions Timeline


Since the City Council work session on February 20th, McKinney Staff has met with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and learned that they will be launching an expanded US 380 Feasibility Study soon. Although TxDOT completed an initial 380 Feasibility Study in August 2016, the initial study only evaluated potential improvements within the existing footprint of US 380 (i.e. it did not consider the introduction of a controlled-access facility or alternative alignments for US 380 and only went from the Denton County Line to US 75).

Although, this city originally intended to further evaluate potential US 380 bypass alignments, in light of the expanded US 380 Feasibility Study, and in an effort to avoid expending funds and resources unnecessarily through the duplication of work, the city has suspended evaluating options for a US 380 bypass in McKinney.

On May 3, 2017, the City Council approved a modification to the scope of work for the ONE McKinney 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The scope modification focuses on aligning the overall progress with the TxDOT US 380 Feasibility Study so that the ONE McKinney 2040 Plan will be ready for potential adoption as soon as TxDOT has identified a technically preferred alignment for the US 380 controlled-access facility. Over the next 12 months, the project team plans to hold additional outreach events that engage the community and discuss potential land use implications related to the TxDOT feasibility study and the technically preferred alignment. It is important to note that our general timing moving forward will coincide with the progress and timing of the TxDOT US 380 Feasibility Study.

Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to continue to stay engaged with the process and to visit the ONE McKinney 2040 webpage for important updates and announcements. Information related to transportation topics will also continue to be posted on the City of McKinney Transparency webpage. Additionally, notification about meetings and events related to the TxDOT US 380 Feasibility Study will come from TxDOT staff via their Keep It Moving Dallas webpage. Questions specifically related to the activities, meetings and progress of the 380 Feasibility Study should be directed to TxDOT Staff.

Public Meetings Related to Transportation & Mobility

The green boxes below represent official meetings held by the City of McKinney. Orange boxes represent public meetings held by other organizations.