29 roadside trees to be transplanted to parks in Frisco

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Some of the trees along Legacy Drive in Frisco will be transplanted before construction to widen the road begins. (Valerie Wigglesworth/Community Impact Newspaper)

Some of the trees along Legacy Drive in Frisco will be transplanted before construction to widen the road begins. (Valerie Wigglesworth/Community Impact Newspaper)

More than two dozen trees will transplanted from their current location along Legacy Drive and Town and Country Boulevard in Frisco to make way for road construction this summer.

Frisco City Council approved a purchase order April 6 for $117,265 with Fannin Tree Farm to remove the trees before construction to widen the roads begins in July. The trees would be relocated to Coyote Park, Boulder Draw Park, Shawnee Natural Area and Bacchus Park in Frisco, according to city documents.


The contract targets 15 trees along Legacy and 14 trees along Town and Country.

The city is planning to reconstruct Legacy from SH 121 to Warren Parkway and widen it from four lanes to six lanes, according to an April report to the council. The city also plans to widen Town and Country from Legacy for about 1,400 feet west to make room for bike lanes, according to the report.
By Valerie Wigglesworth
Valerie has been a journalist for more than 30 years. She is currently managing editor for DFW Metro for Community Impact Newspaper.