5 transportation updates to know in Plano

1. Custer and Plano Parkway intersection project
Crews were expected to begin a major new intersection project in early October to expand capacity where Custer Road meets Plano Parkway. When the project is completed, the intersection will have dual left-turn lanes and dedicated right-turn lanes in all four directions. The most intensive work will occur between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays.
Timeline: August-December
Cost: $1.3 million
Funding sources: city of Plano, Collin County

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

3. Parker Road repairs
An 18-month construction project on Parker Road began in June. Crews will be working on both eastbound and westbound lanes spanning from Custer Road to Rainier Road. The nearly $4 million project is expected to last into late 2020. 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: June 2019-late 2020
Cost: $3.8 million
Funding source: city of Plano

4. Plano Parkway repairs
A pavement-repair project on Plano Parkway was slated to begin in August. The full length of the project is expected to extend from Commerce Drive to just west of Allied Drive. The repairs are expected to affect eastbound and westbound lanes through November. 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: August-November
Cost: $500,000
Funding source: city of Plano

5. Custer Road repairs
This project began in September and closed lanes on a section of Custer Road stretching from Ridgeview Drive to SH 121. The city is planning pavement repairs along this stretch of road. 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: September-November
Cost: not available
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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