The Collin County Outer Loop is a planned controlled access freeway that will be serving the growing areas of Collin County. The route will ultimately go through several Cities including Celina, Weston, Anna, Farmersville, Josephine, and Royse City. The first phase in Celina is first two lanes of the eastbound frontage road from Dallas Parkway to Preston Road (SH 289) and is currently under construction. It is anticipated to be completed by early 2021. The second phase of the Outer Loop is currently under design by Jacobs Engineering. This phase will begin at Preston Road and extend east to Custer Road (FM 2478). The County is fast-tracking construction of the roadway portion from Preston Road to proposed Choate Parkway in anticipation of the Collin College opening. Currently, the construction of Phase 2 is expected to start Fall 2020 and be complete by Spring 2021.
On January 16, 2020, City and Collin College Officials broke ground on the new Collin College Campus located in Celina. The Collin Campus is located at 901 Choate Parkway (County Road 88) approximately a half-mile east of Preston Road (SH 289). The Collin Campus sits on approximately 75 acres and will provide higher education for northwest Collin County. The campus is expected to serve about 15,000 students when fully constructed. The first phase of the campus will serve approximately 2,500 students and includes computer and science laboratories, additional classrooms, a library, and a student service center. This phase is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in Fall 2021.
The City of Celina and Collin County are working on multiple infrastructure projects to accommodate the opening of Collin College Celina Campus. Two new roadways and a new sewer line are being constructed to service the Collin College Campus.
Choate Parkway is a future six-lane divided thoroughfare which will be constructed in multiple phases. The first phase will include the construction of the first two eastbound lanes with a roundabout at the intersection of Choate Parkway and Kinship Parkway. The City has contracted Halff and Associates to assist in the design of Choate Parkway from the proposed Collin County Outer Loop Eastbound Frontage Road to approximately 350 feet east of the newly constructed Kinship Parkway. Construction is scheduled to start late this Summer and anticipated to be completed by Summer 2021 in preparation for the College’s opening in Fall 2021.