TRANSPORTATION LebanonRoadwork to expand laneswill continue into 2021 Construction to widen Lebanon Road began in late August and will continue for at least another 10 months. Lebanon Road is being widened from four lanes to six lanes from Parkwood Boulevard to Ohio Drive, which will give each side of the road three lanes in each direction. The project also includes building two new eastbound lanes of John Hickman Parkway between Park- wood and Preston Road, as well as creating lane improvements at all the signalized intersections. “We’re doing some intersection signal improvements, so you’ll see adding of some left-turn lanes and some things like that,” Frisco Assistant Engineering Director Jason Brodigan said. “[Lebanon] is a busy road, so it will help people move east-west a little bit.” Crews have started excavating
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“All of the widening is in the middle of the existing road, so when [we’re] not working on the outside of the road, usually, [we’re] not a ! ecting driveways,” he said. “So I wouldn’t expect any coordination issues with driveways.” The project was originally sched- uled to start in late July. However, contractor sta " ng issues due to COVID-19 ended up delaying the project until late summer, according to the city’s October engineering report. Ultimately, the project was delayed by a few weeks. Lebanon construction is being conducted in one phase, which is expected to take at least 12 months. The project is being funded through voter-approved bonds, Brodigan said. He also cautioned people to keep the construction in mind as they drive through Lebanon and to pay attention to any message boards. “In any construction zone, just slow down a little bit,” Brodigan said. “Things change from day to day sometimes. Give the workers a little bit of a break, and just be safe as you go through.”
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Work to widen Lebanon Road in Frisco has begun and is expected to take at least 12 months. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
for the new lanes on the curb of the road, and construction will a ! ect tra " c, Brodigan said. “Residents of Frisco and every- body using Lebanon should expect daily lane closures as we work on those areas,” he said. “It’s just kind of a necessity.” He added that closures on the road will occur only between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. so that
people’s drives to work and school are relatively una ! ected. The road is not expected to shut down fully as the lanes are added. “At a minimum, there would be one lane open in each direction,” Brodigan said. Businesses along Lebanon should not be signi # cantly a ! ected, as drive- ways are not expected to be along the path of construction, he said.
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