Curious about the latest updates on transportation projects in your community? See three ongoing construction projects as well as updates on a completed traffic signal installation and upcoming work for Phase 5 of widening Dallas Parkway. Find details on the scope, timeline, cost and funding sources below.

Ongoing projects

1. Panther Creek Parkway widening

Construction began in mid-November to provide a third westbound lane on Panther Creek Parkway from Knotty Pine Street to Dallas Parkway. The project will also provide a third eastbound lane from just west of Legacy Drive to Dallas Parkway as well as capacity improvements to the intersection of Panther Creek and Legacy to improve the mobility of the corridor.

Timeline: fall 2022-summer 2023

Cost: $4.3 million

Funding source: city of Frisco

2. Elm Street reconstruction

Work continues to reconstruct Elm Street into a concrete roadway. The project will add parallel parking, a sidewalk, storm drainage, streetlight elements and traffic signal improvements at the intersection of 5th Street and Elm. The project stretches from 1st Street to South County Road and is being done in phases. Closures in the area are expected to remain in place during four-week periods, with detour signs posted in the area. The city recommends using the Waze app to navigate around the road closures.

Timeline: summer 2022-spring 2023

Cost: $5.1 million

Funding source: city of Frisco

3. Dominion Hike & Bike Trail widening

A trail in northern Frisco will traverse East Preston Road and Hillcrest Road. The 1.2-mile trail will be extended, and the existing trail will also be replaced. The trail follows Panther Creek in this area of Frisco, and the trail will be widened to 12 feet. Pedestrian bridges will also be installed as part of the project. When finished, the project will provide a connection for many Frisco residents, officials said. Parts of the trail will be closed as construction takes place. The city is reminding residents to be cautious in the area as construction continues.

Timeline: fall 2022-late 2023

Cost: $5 million-$6 million

Funding source: city of Frisco

Completed project

4. Traffic signal installations

A new traffic signal was activated at (A) the intersection of Preston Road and Mockingbird Lane in December. The signal also serves the new University of North Texas campus in Frisco, which is set to open Jan. 17. Another new signal became fully operational at B the intersection of Stonebrook Parkway and Rolling Brook Drive on Dec. 1.

Timeline: fall 2022

Cost: $1.5 million

Funding source: city of Frisco

Upcoming project

5. Dallas Parkway widening Phase 5

The city’s public works department is examining capacity improvements on Dallas Parkway between Panther Creek Parkway and PGA Parkway. A professional services agreement for the project was approved by Frisco City Council Dec. 6 to begin design work on the project.

Timeline: winter 2023-fall 2024

Cost: $7 million

Funding source: TBD