4 transportation projects to know in Frisco

A fourth lane is being added to the entire Frisco stretch of the Sam Rayburn Tollway. (Elizabeth Uclés/Community Impact Newspaper)
A fourth lane is being added to the entire Frisco stretch of the Sam Rayburn Tollway. (Elizabeth Uclés/Community Impact Newspaper)

A fourth lane is being added to the entire Frisco stretch of the Sam Rayburn Tollway. (Elizabeth Uclés/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Part of Lebanon Road will be widened to six lanes. (Lindsey Juarez Monsivais/Community Impact Newspaper)
Coit Road widening

The design process is wrapping up on the Coit Road widening project, and construction is scheduled to kick off at the beginning of next year. The project stretches from SH 121 to Main Street and will widen Coit from four to six lanes.

Timeline: January 2020-March 2021

Cost: $6.26 million

Funding source: city of Frisco


Lebanon Road widening, John Hickman Parkway construction

Design work is in the final stages for the project to widen Lebanon Road. The roadway will be widened from four to six lanes between Parkwood Boulevard and Ohio Drive. The project also includes building eastbound lanes on John Hickman Parkway at Preston Road.

Timeline: January-December 2020

Cost: $4.38 million

Funding source: city of Frisco

US 380 widening

The design phase for a project to widen US 380 is nearly complete. The roadway will be widened from five to six lanes between CR 26 and Loop 288. The project includes planned overpasses at Legacy Drive, Teel Parkway and FM 423.

Timeline: TBD

Cost: TBD

Funding source: TBD

Sam Rayburn Tollway widening

Road work is in progress on the Frisco portion of the Sam Rayburn Tollway. The North Texas Tollway Authority is adding a fourth lane in each direction to the entire length of the SRT. The project will cause lane and intersection closures during construction. The project includes a new ramp to replace the eastbound Preston Road and Parkwood Boulevard exit ramps.

Construction is ongoing at the Coit Road, Preston Road, Parkwood Boulevard and Legacy Drive intersections. The work includes demolition and adding new columns.

Timeline: January 2019-late 2021

Cost: $200 million

Funding source: NTTA


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Frisco Station Partners LP submitted a project for 310 urban living units and a parking garage to Frisco P&Z on July 13. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
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Collin County Health Care Services confirmed on Aug. 11 the death of a 91-year-old Frisco man with COVID-19 and underlying health conditions. (Community Impact staff)
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Collin and Denton counties will offer different operating hours in Frisco for early voting for the Nov. 3 election. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Frisco ISD leaders updated the board of trustees at an Aug. 10 meeting on what special education and special programs students can expect for the three-week virtual start and beyond for the 2020-21 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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As part of its local alert, Frisco Animal Services reminded citizens to ensure their pets’ vaccinations are current. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Thirteen drive-thru grocery stores operated by the Salvation Army of North Texas are offering backpacks filled with supplies. (Courtesy Salvation Army)
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Frisco confirmed on Aug. 7 that a seventh mosquito pool in the city had tested positive for West Nile virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Cottonwood Creek Trail features platforms for viewing wildlife and fishing in Cottonwood Creek. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)
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