Transportation update: Frisco's Rockhill Parkway extension

The first phase of construction to extend Rockhill Parkway will begin soon. The roadway will be extended from Mahard Parkway to west of Legacy Drive and will have six lanes. The second phase of the project, which will also be a six-lane roadway from west of Legacy to Teel Parkway, is set to begin at the end of the year.
Timeline: September 2019-September 2020 (Phase 1), October 2019-June 2020 (Phase 2)
Cost: $16 million (Phase 1), $10 million (Phase 2)
Funding source: city of Frisco




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Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney and Frisco Fire Chief Mark Piland sat among other city leaders at a June 1 town hall meeting. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
TOWN HALL RECAP: City leaders update COVID-19 testing efforts, reopening plans

The Frisco mayor and fire chief updated residents on COVID-19 and the city's reopening plan.

Mayor Jeff Cheney said an estimated 2,000 people marched along Eldorado Parkway as part of a protest in Frisco on June 1. (Courtesy Andrew Holden)
Mayor, police chief among crowd marching through Frisco in peaceful protest

Mayor Jeff Cheney said he and the police chief were among more than 2,000 people who attended the June 1 protest in Frisco.

Businesses shuttering their doors due to coronavirus restrictions lowered the sales tax revenue collected by cities in May compared to May 2019. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas comptroller reports 13.2% year-over-year state sales tax revenue drop in May

Tax collection revenue fell significantly in several sectors from May 2019 to May 2020, according to the comptroller's office.

Participants must register for their testing appointment in advance. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Mobile COVID-19 testing for Collin County residents coming to Frisco, Wylie

Mobile testing for COVID-19 will open June 4 in Frisco.

The lawsuit claiming Frisco ISD’s at-large voting system prevents minority candidates from getting elected to the board of trustees ended May 29. U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant is still considering the case and is expected to make a ruling at a later date. (Elizabeth Uclés/Community Impact Newspaper)
Decision on Frisco ISD's at-large system for board members now rests with judge

U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant is expected to make a ruling at a later date over issues presented at trial related to the election of school board members.

Health officials in Denton County confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on June 1. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Denton County reports 2 new COVID-19 cases in Frisco

Collin County did not report any new coronavirus case information after the Texas Department of State Health Services took over case investigation and contact tracing June 1.

Texas Health Trace started handling all new cases of COVID-19 in the state June 1. (Courtesy Pexels)
As of June 1, the state is now handling all new COVID-19 cases in Collin County

Collin County’s dashboard that tracks COVID-19 cases is frozen as of 11:59 p.m. May 31.

Demonstrators gathered at the Texas Capitol on May 31 to protest police brutality. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas officials respond to demonstrations, unrest in wake of George Floyd killing

Gov. Greg Abbott issued a state of disaster in Texas on May 31, while various city officials and law enforcment responded to protests and violence over the weekend.

The town hall will take place June 1 at 7 p.m. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco town hall to discuss city reopening, delivery robots June 1

Citizen input will be available through a telephone format.

Health officials in Collin and Denton counties reported two new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco over the weekend of May 30-31. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
OVER THE WEEKEND: Two new cases of COVID-19 reported in Frisco

Of the total cases in Frisco, 107 are from Collin County, and 70 are from Denton County.

Frisco confirmed a mosquito pool in the city had tested positive for West Nile Virus on May 29. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco confirms local mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile

Frisco officials said they would be increasing surveillance efforts citywide and treating areas of stagnant water along Hickory Street near Oakbrook Park with larvicide.

Health officials in Collin and Denton counties confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 29. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Collin, Denton counties report 6 new COVID-19 cases in Frisco

Of the 175 total cases that have been reported in Frisco, 106 are from Collin County, and 69 are from Denton County.