7 ongoing Plano transportation projects in April and May

Construction work.
Crews are currently constructing a canopied walkway on the Legacy Drive bridge. (Courtesy city of Plano)

Crews are currently constructing a canopied walkway on the Legacy Drive bridge. (Courtesy city of Plano)


Ongoing projects


1. Coit Road project

Crews are making pavement and sidewalk repairs on two stretches of sidewalk on Coit Road. The project is expected to be active between Legacy Drive and Hedgcoxe Road. Northbound and southbound lanes will be affected on both stretches of road. One lane will remain closed at all times, with an additional lane closed from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Timeline: January 2020-summer 2021

Cost: $6.4 million

Funding source: city of Plano

2. Parker Road project

An extensive project to repair pavement and sidewalk on Parker Road began in early March. The project is currently working from Coit Road to Independence Parkway. One lane will remain closed at all times, with an additional lane closed from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Timeline: March-May

Cost: $150,000

Funding source: city of Plano

3. Los Rios Boulevard project


A project to repair pavement and sidewalk on Los Rios Boulevard began in mid April. Crews are working between Park Boulevard and 14th Street. One lane will be closed in each direction of the road, while work is being done.


Timeline: April-July


Cost: $250,000


Funding source: city of Plano

4. Preston Road intersection project

A project to expand the bridge where Preston Road meets President George Bush Turnpike began in March with the installation of traffic-control devices along outside southbound lanes. Crews are continuing progress on widening the bridge on the west side of the turnpike.

Timeline: March 2020-May 2021

Cost: $4.6 million

Funding sources: Texas Department of Transportation, city of Plano

5. Parker Road intersection improvements

A project to improve intersections of Parker Road with Alma and Coit roads began in early December. The projects will enhance roadway capacity, improve signals and realign intersections to heighten safety. Crews started at Alma to avoid conflict with the ongoing intersection projects along Park Boulevard. Construction will move to Coit following completion at Alma.

Timeline: December-June

Cost: $2.1 million

Funding source: city of Plano

6. Legacy Drive pedestrian improvements

The city is building a canopied walkway on the north side of the Legacy Drive bridge that connects the east and west sides of the Legacy development. The walkway will include protected pedestrian and bike lanes. Crews are now working in the median island on the north side of Legacy Drive.

Timeline: November-June

Cost: $1.2 million

Funding source: city of Plano


7. Park Boulevard intersection improvements

A project to improve five intersections along Park Boulevard began in early October. Intersections include Park at Coit Road, Custer Road, Alma Road, K Avenue and Jupiter Road. The projects will enhance roadway capacity and realign intersections to improve safety. Crews will focus on two intersections at a time and are currently working at Coit (A) and Custer (B).

Timeline: October 2020-October 2021

Cost: $4.2 million

Funding source: city of Plano
By William C. Wadsack
William C. Wadsack is the senior reporter for the Plano and Richardson editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana before joining Community Impact Newspaper in 2019.


MOST RECENT

Dutch Bros Coffee is now open in McKinney. (Courtesy Dutch Bros Coffee)
Dutch Bros Coffee opens in McKinney; Urban Seafood Co. coming to Plano and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Parry's Pizzeria & Taphouse is coming to McKinney in June. (Courtesy Parry's Pizzeria & Taphouse)
Parry's Pizzeria coming to McKinney; ax-throwing experience opens in Roanoke and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Canopied walkway.
8 ongoing Plano transportation projects in May, June

Here are eight transportation projects in Plano to keep an eye on.

masks
CDC ends all mask requirements for fully vaccinated people

The guidance states fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks indoors or outdoors.

Building.
Plano ISD seeking endowment donors for Robinson Fine Arts Center

“This campaign is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for donors whose names will be permanently etched into the legacy that is Plano ISD’s Robinson Fine Arts Center,” campaign chairperson Missy Bender said in a statement.

Building.
Urban Seafood Co. to bring oyster bar, fish market to Plano

The restaurant is set to include menu options from its fresh oyster bar as well as clams, lobster bakes, house-made pastas, lobster rolls and chowders.

Candidates for Plano City Council Place 7 answered questions about their goals. (Community Impact staff)
Election Q&A: Two candidates to take part in runoff for Plano City Council Place 7

On June 5, Plano voters can head to the polls to cast a ballot in a runoff election for City Council's Place 7 seat.

people in crowd
Frisco ISD renames Memorial Stadium after retiring Athletic Director David Kuykendall

An emotional David Kuykendall said he was at a loss for words at the rare honor.

Learn more about the runoff candidates for Plano City Council Place 4. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Election Q&A: Two candidates enter runoff for Plano City Council Place 4

On June 5, Plano voters can head to the polls to cast a ballot in a runoff election for City Council's Place 4 seat.

Buses.
Driver shortage affects student transportation in Plano

Both Plano ISD and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County are looking for bus drivers after a nationwide driver shortage was worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said.

(Courtesy Mughlai Fine Indian Cuisine)
New Indian restaurant opens in Frisco; State Farm hiring in Richardson and more DFW news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.