The Collin County Commissioners Court approved funding for two Frisco road projects and one hike and bike trail, all funded from past county bond programs.
The Commissioners Court met March 9 at Frisco City Hall to discuss contributing more than $6.3 million toward these projects.
Dallas Parkway project
The county will contribute more than $5 million toward widening Dallas Parkway from two to three lanes on both the northbound and southbound side of the road. Additional turn lanes will also be added at the intersections. The widening project will extend from SH 121 to Eldorado Parkway.
The project does not include the Dallas North Tollway, which is operated by the North Texas Tollway Authority.
The project area includes Frisco's "$5 billion mile," a conglomeration of projects along the Dallas North Tollway from Warren Parkway to Lebanon Road.
The city of Frisco estimates the actual cost of the project will be $19.5 million.
Lebanon Road project
Adjacent to the Dallas Parkway project, the city will also widen a portion of Lebanon Road from Starwood Drive to Dallas Parkway. The project will widen the roadway from four lanes to six lanes.
The county agreed to fund half of the estimated $2.3 million project.
Dominion Hike and Bike Trail project
The county will contribute $150,000 toward the construction of a hike and bike trail. The city estimates the total project cost will be about $1.3 million.
The county and city agree the project will benefit residents by providing additional park and recreational facilities and open space, according to the meeting agenda.