Plano Transportation updates

Plano Transportation Updates

1. Alma Drive improvements

Crews are working on concrete repairs in two sections along Alma Drive.  One southbound lane between 15th Street and Park Boulevard will be closed periodically as work to repair and expand a nearby inlet continues. The expected completion date is Sept. 1.  A southbound lane will also be closed between Spring Creek Parkway and Legacy Drive periodically. Work on this section of Alma Drive should be complete by the end of September.
Timeline: October 2013-September 2015
Cost: $2 million
Funding sources: city of Plano

2. Legacy Drive repairs

One to two westbound and eastbound lanes along Legacy Drive from Archgate Drive to Independence Parkway are closed for concrete repairs and pothole patchwork. Work is being conducted in phases along Legacy Drive, and crews are working in the eastbound lanes from Archgate Drive to Coit Road and from Quarry Chase Drive to Independence Parkway. The entire project is expected to be complete by April 2016, weather permitting.
Timeline: April 2015-April 2016
Cost: $1.8 million
Funding Sources: city of Plano

3. Preston Road intersection improvements

Various lanes at Preston Road and Spring Creek Parkway will be closed during nonpeak hours as construction related to the installation of additional left-turn lanes for north, south and eastbound traffic continues. Crews have removed the existing pavement and are in the process of pouring new concrete. A similar project is underway at the Preston and Parker roads intersection, which began Aug. 5, for the installation of additional left-turn lanes north and southbound on Preston Road.
Timeline: September 2013-November 2015
Cost: $4.6 million
Funding Sources: city of Plano, North Texas Transit Authority

4. Midway Road repairs

One northbound lane and one southbound lane along Midway Road from Plano Parkway to Parker Road are closed for concrete repairs. Upon completion of this phase, crews will continue the repair work moving southbound to Park Boulevard. Work is expected to be completed by the end of November, weather permitting.
Timeline: June-November 2015
Cost: $990,000
Funding sources: city of Plano, Collin County


5. Dallas North Tollway project

A widening project along the Dallas North Tollway between the President George Bush Turnpike and the Sam Rayburn Tollway is underway. In the coming weeks, drivers can expect to see crews pouring columns for the bridge expansions at Chapel Hill and Park boulevards. Crews will also be removing concrete barriers along the southbound mainlane bridges over Parker Road, Windhaven Parkway, as well as along the thoroughfare south of Spring Creek Parkway and over Spring Creek Parkway. Various lanes will be closed during nonpeak hours.
Timeline: May 2015-early 2018
Cost: $260 million
Funding Sources: North Texas Transit Authority

5. Windhaven Parkway

The eastbound and westbound inside lanes between Gentle Way and Communications Parkway will be closed between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. Crews will widen Windhaven Parkway to a six-lane divided thoroughfare from Gentle Way to Parkwood Boulevard and a four-lane divided thoroughfare from Parkwood Boulevard to Spring Creek Parkway. The project is expected to be complete by April 2016.
Timeline: May 2015-March 2016
Cost: $4.4 million
Funding sources: city of Plano


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The events are hosted by nonprofit advocacy group Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation.

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Uncle Zhou opens after relocating to Plano from New York

Uncle Zhou opened its restaurant Jan. 6 at 8200 Preston Road, Ste. 110, Plano.

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Razzoo's closes longtime Plano location

Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe closed its Plano location in early December at 3904 Dallas Parkway, Plano.

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Plano ISD will be expanding its full-day pre-K program and removing the option of half-day need-based classes. This will allow for a more eligibility among under-served families, according to a presentation Jan. 14 at a district board meeting. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Plano ISD moves to full-day only pre-K classes, meeting Texas requirements and expanding program

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The Joyful Hanger opened Nov. 29 at 6505 W. Park Blvd., Ste. 105, Plano.

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Jollibee to begin construction on a Plano location

Jollibee expects to begin construction in early 2020 on a Plano location at 1016 Preston Road, according to documentation with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Chong Qing House offers hot and dry pots in Plano

Chong Qing House opened in late November at 2901 N. Central Expressway, Ste. 109, Plano, in the space previously occupied by Tasty House.

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LegacyTexas Bank and its seven Plano locations to merge into Prosperity Bank

LegacyTexas Bank expects to be fully integrated into Prosperity Bank by early 2020.

Plano's Collin Creek Mall anchor stores are being torn down to clear the way for a new residential and mixed-use development. (Daniel Houston/Community Impact Newspaper)
City of Plano approves 2 measures to support Collin Creek Mall redevelopment project

The city of Plano has approved two key measures to support the redevelopment of Collin Creek Mall.

Amarillo police Chief Ed Drain introduces himself to Plano City Council members Jan. 6 in an informal meet-and-greet session. Drain, a former assistant police chief in Plano, will become police chief Feb. 24. (Daniel Houston/Community Impact Newspaper)
Ed Drain to become Plano police chief in February after council OKs his hire

The former Amarillo police chief will start the Plano job Feb. 24, city spokesperson Steve Stoler said.

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Bellagreen marks 1 year at its Legacy location in Plano

Bellagreen celebrated a year of business on Dec. 14 at The Shops at Legacy, 5717 Legacy Drive, Plano.

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