5 Plano road projects to know in late April and early May

1. Plano Parkway-Preston Road intersection project
A year-and-a-half-long intersection project is expected to come to a close in May as part of an effort to remake the intersection where Plano Parkway meets Preston Road. Crews in March opened the newly constructed eastbound lanes on Plano Parkway. The new lanes, built in the large median next to their westbound counterparts, are expected to streamline traffic, reducing the intersection to a single-traffic signal. The city’s engineering department expects lane closures on Preston to last through early May. The most intensive work is expected to take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays.
Timeline: December 2017-May 2019
Cost: $5 million
Funding sources: city, state and federal sources

2. Custer Road and Plano Parkway project
Crews are expected to begin a major new intersection project in late April or early May to expand capacity where Custer Road meets Plano Parkway. When the project is complete, the intersection will have dual left-turn lanes and dedicated right-turn lanes in all four directions. The most intensive work will occur from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays.
Timeline: May-August
Cost: $1.2 million
Funding sources: city and county sources

3. Ohio and McDermott intersection project
Crews continued their work this month on a project to add turn lanes and pedestrian-related enhancements to the intersection of Ohio Drive and McDermott Road in Plano. When the project is complete, the intersection will feature dual left-turn lanes on northbound and southbound Ohio Drive as well as dedicated right-turn lanes on northbound Ohio Drive and westbound McDermott. Most work is expected to take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays.
Timeline: February 2019-July 2019
Cost: $850,000
Funding source: city of Plano

4. Legacy Drive repairs
Crews are repairing pavement and sidewalks along an eastern portion of Legacy Drive from Alma Drive to Chase Oaks Boulevard. They were expected to work on eastbound lanes. The project was initially expected to last about nine months and stretch from Custer Road to K Avenue, but its completion was delayed because of weather. One lane will remain closed at all times in construction areas with an additional lane closed from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays and some Saturdays.
Timeline: February 2018-May 2019
Cost: $2.3 million
Funding source: city of Plano

5. Spring Creek Parkway repairs
Crews were expected to move to a stretch of Spring Creek Parkway from Preston Meadow Drive to Coit Road in April. The work is expected to affect eastbound and westbound lanes. One lane will remain closed at all times in construction areas with an additional lane closed from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays and some Saturdays.
Timeline: April-June
Cost: $150,000
Funding source: city of Plano
By Daniel Houston
Daniel Houston covers Plano city government, transportation, business and education for Community Impact Newspaper. A Fort Worth native and Baylor University graduate, Daniel reported previously for The Associated Press in Oklahoma City and The Dallas Morning News.


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