Local construction company Mario Sinacola & Sons Excavating, Inc. is expected to begin construction of a new road between FM 423 and Teel Parkway in February after Frisco City Council authorized a construction contract Jan. 3.

Fields Parkway will be constructed as a four-lane thoroughfare that extends the road project already under construction between Dallas Parkway and Teel Parkway, according to a staff report. The road’s west portion will follow the existing Little Ranch Road alignment while the east portion will feature new construction, according to a project map.

Once complete, the new road will serve as a new east-west connection between FM 423 and the Dallas North Tollway.

The $13.3 million project includes paving improvements, drainage improvements, a multi-lane roundabout at the intersection of Fields Parkway and Teel Parkway and a traffic signal at Teel Parkway and PGA Trail, according to the staff report.

The construction contract authorizes a payment of about $12.7 million plus $550,000 for construction contingencies. The project will be funded with bonds through the city’s capital projects budget.

Construction is expected to begin in February and last for about 12 months, according to the staff report.