More street sections in Plano will soon receive the ultra-thin asphalt overlay that is being used to improve road quality around the city.

During its May 23 meeting, City Council approved funds for ultra-thin overlay projects on Coit Road between Park Boulevard and the Sam Rayburn Tollway as well as on Plano Parkway between Park Boulevard and Preston Road. Around 3,600 square feet of street concrete will be repaired before the overlay is laid over it, according to city planning documents. City staff estimated the projects will cost around $4.7 million. An exact timeline has not yet been announced.

City officials said repairing concrete pavement typically requires the entire section of road to be removed and replaced. By using the overlay, workers only need to repair and seal cracks in the concrete to maintain the road’s structural integrity before applying an ultra-thin layer of asphalt on top.

Officials said this method is a faster, more cost-effective way of repairing the city’s concrete roads. The overlay was first tested in 2017 on Independence Parkway from Parker Road to West 15th Street, city staff said. The lasting condition of the road and feedback from Plano residents prompted officials to move forward with more overlay projects, officials said.

Other sections of Plano streets that have received or will receive the overlay include:

  • Parker Road from Preston Road to Independence;

  • Windhaven Parkway from the western city limits to the Dallas North Tollway;

  • Jupiter Road from Park Boulevard to Chaparral Drive;

  • Hedgcoxe Road from Legacy Drive to Custer Road;

  • Legacy Drive from Custer Road to US 75; and

  • Parker Road from Preston Road to the western city limits.

Construction costs are funded through the $364 million bond package passed in the May 2021 election. Officials said the city will continue to monitor for additional streets that could use the overlay.