3 transportation projects to watch for in Richardson

Crews work on a project at East Renner Road and Mackenzie Lane. (Makenzie Plusnick/Community Impact Newspaper)
Crews work on a project at East Renner Road and Mackenzie Lane. (Makenzie Plusnick/Community Impact Newspaper)

Crews work on a project at East Renner Road and Mackenzie Lane. (Makenzie Plusnick/Community Impact Newspaper)

Yale Boulevard street rehabilitation

This project involves removing and replacing the most damaged sections of concrete along the northbound and southbound lanes of Yale Boulevard between Campbell and Buckingham roads. The sections of concrete in good condition will remain in place. The project began in February near Buckingham and will continue just north of Campbell.

Timeline: February-April

Cost: $375,000 (estimated)

Funding source: city of Richardson


East Renner Road paving and pedestrian improvements

This project added a westbound lane to East Renner Road between Mackenzie Lane and North Star Road. Crews also made improvements to the traffic signal and curb ramps and replaced the brick pavers and repaired sidewalk ramps at Renner and Mackenzie.

Timeline: June 2019-March 2020

Cost: $780,000

Funding source: city of Richardson

Duck Creek Trail extension

Work to extend Duck Creek Trail is ongoing. Crews are working on preparing the trail for installation of concrete just south of Arapaho Road. In addition, demolition of the west side of the bridge over Plano Road is taking place. The next area to be affected by construction will be the bridge on Plano Road just south of Arapaho Road, according to the city’s parks and recreation department. The west side of the bridge is undergoing improvements, including the installation of a cantilevered bridge section for the new trail. The right southbound lane of traffic on Plano Road will be affected for the next four to five weeks as trail construction proceeds southward to Apollo Road.

Timeline: January-November

Cost: $3.18 million

Funding source: city of Richardson
By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.


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