Traffic signal improvements and new turning lanes are a part of multiple major road projects approved by the Plano City Council during its March 13 meeting.

The projects are as follows:

Plano Parkway & K Avenue Intersection

A $382,600 project will provide turn lanes, a traffic signal, water lines, as well as sidewalk and trail improvements at Plano Parkway and K Avenue, according to city documents.

The project is designed to reduce traffic delays and improve pedestrian access.

The scope of the project includes two left-turn lanes, three thru lanes and one right-turn lane in all four approaches.

Additionally, about 800 linear feet of the existing 8-inch water line along K Avenue will be replaced.

Funding for the project will come from the 2022-23 Street Improvements Community Investment Program.

Custer Road & Ridgeview Drive Intersection

A dedicated right-turn lane will be added to the westbound direction at the northeast corner of the intersection at Custer Road and Ridgeview Drive in Allen. Due to the location, the project requires an Interlocal Agreement between Allen and Plano.

The new right-turn lane will provide three through lanes in the westbound direction instead of two.

One of the goals of the project is to provide less congestion for motorists in both cities.

An agreement for the project calls for the city of Allen to pay all costs, which includes an estimated $35,000 for design and $313,765 for construction. The city of Allen will remit payment to the city of Plano under the agreement.

Park Boulevard–Coit Road to Jupiter Road

In addition to the above projects, the city approved an updated agreement for a project that includes signal modifications, removing road humps, maximizing left-turn lane lengths and adding right-turn lanes.

Under the project, dual left-turn lanes will be installed at Coit Road, Custer Road, Alma Drive, K Avenue and Jupiter Road.

In July 2009, an agreement allocated a total of about $1.88 million in federal funding for this project for preliminary engineering, right- of-way acquisition and construction costs.

In June 2022, the 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program modified the project and approved an additional allocation of $900,000 for the total construction cost.

As a result, a new agreement was required for the project.

Funding will be immediately be used for construction expenditures, as the project is already under contract.

Work is expected to be completed in the summer of 2023.