Transportation Updates

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1. Preston Road improvements

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The projects to add double left-turn lanes on the northbound and southbound sides of  1A. Preston Road at Spring Creek Parkway and 1B. Parker Road are nearing completion. Various lane closures will continue to take place as construction crews finish lane creation and realign the existing lanes. Expected completion for both projects is mid- to- late May.

Timeline: September 2013-May 2016
Cost: $4.6 million
Funding sources: city of Plano, North Central Texas Council of Governments

2. Royal Oaks Drive repaving project

A repaving project on Royal Oaks Drive from Jupiter Road to Spring Creek Parkway is nearing completion. Construction crews are working on sidewalk installation and irrigation repairs. The entire project is expected
to be complete in April.

Timeline: October 2015-April 2016
Cost: $2.2 million
Funding sources: city of Plano

3. Legacy Drive repairs

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Some westbound and eastbound lanes along Legacy Drive between Coit Road and Marchman Way are closed for concrete repairs in this multiphase project. The repair work is expected to be complete by April, weather permitting.

Timeline: April 2015-April 2016
Cost: $1.8 million
Funding sources: city of Plano

4. 15th Street improvements

The design phase is 90 percent complete for a project to improve the intersections at 4A. 15th Street and Municipal Avenue and 4B. 14th Street and K Avenue. The project also includes spot repairs to the brick pavement along 15th Street through Historic Downtown Plano. Work is expected to begin in May.

Timeline: May-December
Cost: $1.1 million
Funding sources: city of Plano

5. Coit Road/15th Street, Custer Road/Plano Parkway projects

Utility relocations have begun for a project to improve the intersections at 5A. Coit Road and 15th Street and 5B. Custer Road and Plano Parkway. When complete, these intersections will have double left-hand turn lanes in each direction. The intersections will also feature dedicated right-hand turn lanes in each direction in order to increase capacity for motorists.

Timeline: October 2016-April 2017
Cost: $1.1 million
Funding sources: city of Plano, Collin County

6. Park Boulevard/US 75 pedestrian crossing project

Work is about 90 percent complete on a project to construct a 12-foot-wide hike and bike trail and pedestrian bridge along the north side of Park Boulevard between Archerwood Street and Enterprise Drive. Crews are working on irrigation and landscaping near the trail.

Timeline: April 2015-March 2016
Cost: $6.4 million
Funding sources: city of Plano, NCTCOG

7. Dallas Parkway improvements

Design work is now about 95 percent complete for a project to add dedicated northbound and southbound right-turn lanes along Dallas Parkway at 7A. Parker Road and 7B. Park Boulevard. When complete, the intersections will also feature an additional through lane to increase capacity and lower congestion at these intersections. The project also includes similar intersection improvements at 7C. Alma Drive and Spring Creek Parkway

Timeline: March-August
Cost: $1.4 million
Funding sources: city of Plano, Collin County


The plan is a long-term guide for the city that focuses on future growth, priorities, services and development in Plano, according to its official description. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
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Immigration attorney opens new office near Collin Creek Mall redevelopment in Plano

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Plano House of Comedy reschedules club's opening date

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CityVet offers routine exams for dogs, among other animals. (Courtesy CityVet)
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Compass has offices across DFW, including in Plano, Southlake, Highland Village and Frisco. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Crews work to pave a section of the tollway near the Spring Creek Parkway exit in Plano. (Courtesy NTTA)
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See new population data in Plano. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
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Collin College's Plano Campus is located at 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Collin College planning to offer third bachelor's degree program

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La Myrrah is now open at The Shops at Highland Village. (Valerie Wigglesworth/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Volunteers with signs.
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The lot where the car wash will be built falls under the Spring Creekwalk Master Plan, a 160-acre area identified by the city as having development and redevelopment potential. (Erick Pirayesh/Community Impact Newspaper)
Captain Car Wash coming to Plano after council approves zoning request

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New fixtures are being installed at the Cannaday Recreation Area near Clark Middle School. The 4-acre park is being redesigned as an athletic training hub. A budget of $500,000 will bring an obstacle course not unlike something from the “American Ninja Warrior” TV show to the neighborhood. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
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