New substation on Main Street related to buried power lines project

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Frisco City Council approved a specific-use permit for an electrical substation on the southeast corner of Legacy Drive and Main Street during Tuesday’s meeting.

The substation will support the underground power lines being installed along the median of Main.

Main is being widened from four lanes to six lanes from FM 423 to the Dallas North Tollway, a 3-mile stretch of roadway. The power lines as well as water lines are being installed beneath the roadway median in conjunction with the widening project.

The projected overall cost of the widening project is $26.6 million. Brazos Electric will pay $4.7 million, and the city will fund the remaining amount through road bonds.

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Lindsey Juarez
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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