Richardson staff anticipate the start of another roadway construction project along Custer Parkway following the completion of other nearby roadwork.

Construction of Custer Parkway between West Campbell Road and the President George Bush Turnpike is slated to begin around May, according to an update provided by the city during the Sept. 11 council meeting.

The overview

According to the city, construction on Custer Parkway will not begin until the completion of the West Prairie Creek Drive and the first phase of Custer Road construction between Arapaho Road and West Campbell Road. Once underway, it is estimated that the project will take around 18 months to complete, which is tentatively scheduled for October 2025.

The project is expected to cost more than $25 million and will include:
  • Full roadway and water- and sewer-line replacement between West Campbell Road and Renner Road
  • Traffic signal replacement at the Campbell Road and Renner Road intersections
  • Full depth repairs along sections of Custer Parkway between Renner Road and the President George Bush Turnpike
In addition to road construction, segments of the road will be striped for both parking and bike lanes. Once complete, there will be one lane each traveling northbound and southbound.

What else?

Because of the replacement of older infrastructure, city staff are accounting for the impact to trees near the road or in the median. According to the presentation, property owners will be compensated by replanting any lost trees in new locations.

City staff will also replace any trees in the median from the city’s approved species list and will plant new trees in both Custer and Canyon Creek parks.