A stretch of Legacy Drive will soon be widened and improved after Frisco City Council on June 1 awarded a construction contract.

McMahon Contracting was awarded a bid of more than $17.2 million for the project. Included in the purchase order are $1 million for construction phase contingencies to address potential changes during construction. In total, the city is spending more than $18.2 million from city bond funds.

Legacy Drive, from SH 121 to Warren Parkway, will be widened from a four-lane divided roadway to six lanes, according to city documents. The project will reconstruct a majority of the existing four lanes.

Several additional improvements also comprise the project, including intersection and drainage improvements; a new traffic signal at the intersection of Legacy Drive and Country Club Boulevard; modifications and upgrades to the existing traffic signals on Legacy Drive at SH 121, Town and Country Boulevard, Stonebriar Drive, and Warren Parkway; addition of a retaining wall; street lighting; and median landscape and irrigation.

About 1,400 feet of Town and Country Boulevard, just west of Legacy Drive, will also see capacity improvements.

Construction is expected to begin in July and last for around 18 months.