Frisco roads expanding to prepare for future growth

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As the number of drivers in Frisco climbs, more than $400 million in road projects are in the works to address traffic congestion. Some regional roadways, such as the Dallas North Tollway through Frisco, are expected to more than double their traffic volume within 26 years, according to the North Central Texas Council of Governments.

1. Coit Road extension

Coit Road is being extended from Rockhill Parkway to US 380. The new roadway will have four lanes with a median. The project also includes installing a 16-inch water line.

Timeline: July 2018-June 2019
Cost: $4.3 million
Funding source: city of Frisco

2. Coit Road widening

Coit Road will be widened from four to six lanes between SH 121 and Main Street. Construction is expected to begin this summer.

Timeline: July 2019-September 2020
Cost: $6 million
Funding source: city of Frisco

3. Dallas Parkway widening

An additional lane is being constructed on the northbound and southbound sides of Dallas Parkway between SH 121 and Panther Creek Parkway. Construction on the portion between SH 121 and Lebanon Road is wrapping up soon. The rest of the project will not begin construction until next year.

Timeline: January 2017-June 2019 (SH 121 to Lebanon), April 2020-June 2021 (Lebanon-Panther Creek)
Cost: $17.1 million
Funding sources: city of Frisco, Texas Department of Transportation, Collin County

4. Hillcrest Road extension

The city is in the planning stages to extend Hillcrest Road from Panther Creek to Rockhill parkways. The new roadway will have four lanes. Construction is not expected to begin until 2021.

Timeline: April 2021-TBD
Cost: $5.6 million
Funding source: city of Frisco

5. Independence Parkway widening

Independence Parkway will be widened from four to six lanes from SH 121 to Main Street. The project is in the design phase, and construction is expected to begin next year.

Timeline: April 2020-March 2021
Cost: $6.6 million
Funding source: city of Frisco

6. Lebanon Road widening

Lebanon Road is going to be widened from four to six lanes between Parkwood Boulevard and Ohio Drive. The project also includes constructing new eastbound lanes on John Hickman Parkway at Preston Road.

Timeline: October 2019-September 2020
Cost: $3.9 million
Funding source: TBD

7. Lebanon Road widening

Construction is scheduled to be complete by June to widen Lebanon Road to six lanes from Starwood to Legacy drives. A third westbound lane is also being added between Legacy Drive and Village Boulevard. Work on an wastewater project in the same area will continue through September.

Timeline: July 2017-June 2019
Cost: $7.1 million
Funding source: city of Frisco

8. Legacy Drive reconstruction

The city is looking into reconstructing Legacy Drive from SH 121 to Warren Parkway. The project is on hold, and the details of the project have not been finalized.

Timeline: April 2020-June 2021
Cost: $10.8 million
Funding sources: city of Frisco, Collin County

9. Legacy Drive extension

Legacy Drive will be extended from Rockhill Parkway to US 380. The extension will be a six-lane divided roadway.

Timeline: July 2019-March 2020
Cost: $4 million
Funding source: city of Frisco

10. Main Street widening

Construction is wrapping up to widen Main Street to six lanes between FM 423 and Dallas Parkway. The project includes the installation of underground power lines and a water line. Brazos Electric Power Cooperative is paying for a chunk of the project in relation to the underground power lines, which Brazos will operate.

Timeline: October 2017-June 2019
Cost: $29.4 million
Funding sources: city of Frisco, Brazos Electric Power Cooperative Inc.

11. Main Street reconstruction

Main Street through downtown Frisco will be reconstructed with the completion of the new Downtown Master Plan. The plan recommends replacing the existing median with a center turn lane. On-street parallel parking is planned to remain unless Frisco City Council decides to remove it. The project, which spans between First Street and North County Road, is in the planning stages.

Timeline: July 2020-June 2021
Cost: $5.6 million
Funding source: city of Frisco

12. Panther Creek Parkway extension

Panther Creek Parkway will be extended as a continuous road between Dallas Parkway and Preston Road. The new roadway will be six lanes and will accommodate future developments, such as the future University of North Texas campus at Preston Road and Panther Creek Parkway. The project is under design.

Timeline: April 2020-June 2021
Cost: $25.3 million
Funding source: city of Frisco

13. Preston Road intersections

Turn lanes are being added to five intersections on Preston Road: Main Street, Stonebrook Parkway, Wade Boulevard, Lebanon Road and Warren Parkway. Construction is wrapping up soon.

Timeline: December 2017-June 2019
Cost: $3.4 million
Funding sources: city of Frisco, TxDOT

14. Rockhill Parkway widening

Rockhill Parkway will be widened to six lanes between Preston and Coit roads. The project, which is under design, includes installing a water line.

Timeline: October 2019-December 2020
Cost: $15.2 million
Funding source: city of Frisco, Collin County

15. Rockhill Parkway extension

Rockhill Parkway is planned to be extended between Teel and Mahard parkways. The new roadway would be four to six lanes wide. Construction is expected to begin later this year.

Timeline: July 2019-September 2020
Cost: $25.9 million
Funding source: city of Frisco

16. Sam Rayburn Tollway widening

A fourth lane is being added in each direction to the entire length of the Sam Rayburn Tollway.

The North Texas Tollway Authority project will cause lane and intersection closures during construction. The project includes a new ramp to replace the eastbound Preston Road and Parkwood Boulevard exit ramps.

Timeline: January 2019-2021
Cost: $200 million
Funding source: NTTA

17. Teel Parkway extension

Construction is expected to begin this summer to extend Teel Parkway between Rockhill Parkway and US 380. The new roadway will have four lanes and a median.

Timeline: July 2019-March 2020
Cost: $2.1 million
Funding source: city of Frisco

18. US 380 widening

Work is wrapping up to widen US 380 between CR 26 and Lovers Lane. The new six-lane divided roadway includes overpasses at Preston Road and the Dallas North Tollway.

The next phase of the project is still under design. That phase will widen US 380 to six lanes between CR 26 and Loop 288.

Timeline: March 2016-June 2019 (CR 26 to Lovers Lane), April 2021-TBD (CR 26 to Loop 288)
Cost: $60 million (CR 26 to Lovers Lane), TBD (CR 26 to Loop 288)
Funding source: TxDOT

19. Warren Parkway widening

Warren Parkway is planned to be widened between Legacy Drive and Internet Boulevard. The road will be widened from four to six lanes. The project will not begin until 2021.

Timeline: January 2021-September 2021
Cost: $1.3 million
Funding source: city of Frisco

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  1. Hi! Can I suggest to keep the roads also clean. I had to change tires twice this month due to construction nails laying around on the roads!

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Lindsey Juarez Monsivais
Lindsey has been involved in newspapers in some form since high school. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2014 with a degree in Journalism. While attending UTA, she worked for The Shorthorn, the university's award-winning student newspaper. She was hired as Community Impact Newspaper's first Frisco reporter in 2014. Less than a year later, she took over as the editor of the Frisco edition. Since then, she has covered a variety of topics and issues important to the community, including the city's affordable housing shortage, the state's controversial A-F school accountability system and the city's "Bury the Lines" efforts.
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