Main Street widening to wrap up by April

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Editor’s note: Story has been updated to better reflect updated construction timeline.

The Main Street widening project is in its last stretch of construction and is still on schedule to be complete by April, Frisco Assistant Director of Engineering Jason Brodigan said.

Main Street has been under construction since October 2017, and it is being widened from four to six lanes from FM 423 to the Dallas North Tollway. The project included burying power lines and installing water lines, which are already complete. The overall estimated project cost is $27.6 million.

The water lines are in operation, and once Brazos Electric completes the substation on the southeast corner of Legacy Drive and Main Street, the power lines will be in operation as well, Brodigan said.

The first part of the project from FM 423 to Teel Parkway is expected to be complete in late January or in February, weather permitting. The city is continuing work on adding the fifth and sixth lanes from Teel to the DNT.

Construction from Teel to Legacy is expected to be complete in February. Legacy to the DNT will be complete by April.

Brodigan also said the city has taken advantage of the Main Street construction project to do maintenance on existing lanes.

Part of the project also included reconstruction of the Legacy and Main intersection, which was closed during the summer and reopened in August. There have also been lane closures and traffic switches during construction, which has added more traffic congestion to the roadway.

“Everybody is a little bit more delayed as we go through this period of headache, but we’re going to come out of here on the other side pretty soon,” Brodigan said.

There are more lane closures and traffic switches being planned.

Brodigan said the way the city has been working with Main Street businesses is through the city’s normal announcement process—any major lane closures or traffic switches are announced on the city’s website, www.friscotexas.gov.

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  1. FunloverFrisco

    One should drive west from YMCA towards FM423, the existing road is in such a horrible state that you can feel the thumps all the way till Braums. Not sure if they are going to repair such sorry state of road in this 21st Century city of Frisco.

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Nicole Luna is the Senior Reporter for Frisco. She covers development, transportation, education, business and city government. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Spanish from The University of Texas at Arlington and has been with Community Impact Newspaper since June 2015.
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