Several projects are underway in Plano along Legacy Drive, which are meant to improve the roadways and extend their lifespan.

Work crews are currently working on improvements to several intersections along Legacy Drive in addition to an asphalt overlay project between Coit Road and Custer Road, according to the city’s road construction webpage.

What you need to know

Clay Lipscomb, Community Investment Program engineering manager, said the Legacy Corridor project, which includes improvements at Legacy Drive’s intersections with Independence Parkway, Custer Road and K Avenue, will include additional right- and left-turn lanes, and improvements to traffic signals and pedestrian areas. A separate project at the intersection of Legacy Drive and Hedgcoxe Road focuses on a lane offset to the right of turning lanes, which should improve safety, he added.

Construction at the intersection of Legacy Drive and Independence Parkway began in March, and other intersections are expected to be completed by the end of the year, Lipscomb said, adding that the project at Legacy Drive and Hedgcoxe Road should be finished in May.

Assistant Director of Public Works Carrie Jones said work between Coit Road and Custer Road along Legacy Drive is to allow for concrete repairs on the road and sidewalk fixes. An asphalt overlay is planned for the road section after repairs, which will go lane by lane along the street.

The whole project is slated to conclude in October 2025, Jones said.

Digging deeper

Funding for the over $4.2 million Legacy Corridor project comes from a few sources, including regional toll funding, Collin County bond funds and proceeds from city bonds, Lipscomb said. The Legacy Drive and Hedgcoxe Road intersection cost is about $750,000 but is part of a larger four-intersection project totaling more than $2.8 million and funded through the 2021 bond.

Jones said the cost for the road and sidewalk repairs along with the asphalt overlay is nearly $4 million and is also funded through the 2021 bond.

During construction, both Jones and Lipscomb urge drivers to be aware of construction crews as they are working on the roadway. Should a motorist encounter any safety issues or concerns, Lipscomb says they can report it to the city online.

“Please slow down,” Lipscomb said. “There are construction activities sometimes a foot or two from heavy vehicular traffic.”