Richardson May 2020

TRANSPORTATIONUPDATES

BY OLIVIA LUECKEMEYER

Technology upgrade at intersections Sixty intersections will be improved following Richardson City Council approval May 4 of an interlocal agree- ment between the city and the North Central Texas Council of Governments. The Minor Intersection Improvement Program will replace aging vehicle-de- tection infrastructure along several city corridors. The $480,000 project will be paid for through a $384,000 federal grant supplemented by a 20% local match of $96,000, according to council documents. The city is required to submit status reports semiannually until the project is completed. Reports are due each year on April 7 and Oct. 7. UPCOMING PROJECT

PLANO PKWY.

PGBT TOLL

RENNER RD.

BRECKINRIDGE BLVD.

RICHARDSON

TELECOM PKWY.

4

CAMPBELL RD.

1

COLLINS BLVD.

ARAPAHO RD.

4

APOLLO RD.

2

and will cost $480,000. INTERSECTIONS 60 The Minor Intersection Improvement Program will upgrade technology at

MAIN ST.

BELT LINE RD.

75

78

SPRING VALLEY RD.

BUCKINGHAM RD.

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ONGOING PROJECTS 1 Campbell Road widening at US 75 Improvements to Campbell Road will begin in late May. The $2 million project will extend the right-turn lane and add a left-turn lane on the southbound US 75 frontage road, install a westbound auxiliary lane on Campbell from Alamo Road to Collins Boulevard, extend the left-turn lane to allow westbound traffic access Alamo from Campbell and improve the traffic signal at the intersec- tion of Campbell and Collins. The project will be funded through city, state and federal resources. Timeline: May-December Cost: $2 million Funding sources: city of Richardson, Tex- as Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration

2 Main Street infrastructure project Work on the Main Street redevelopment project is still on track in Richardson. In late April, the city announced that pavement installation will continue over the coming weeks and should wrap up around the end of May. At that time, traffic will be realigned, but only one lane will remain open. Construction crews are working four 10-hour days each week to account for potential setbacks, including poor weather, according to the city. Timeline: September 2019-first quarter 2021 Cost: $16 million Funding source: city of Richardson 3 Median work on Lookout Drive The lane closures on East Lookout Drive and the work in the median is in conjunc- tion with the Lookout Drive Lift Station

Project. The lift station is located along Spring Lake Drive just north of Lookout on the Crowley Park property. In addition, part of a Crowley Park parking lot will be used for staging, which may result in some construction traffic on Spring Lake. While work in the median is occurring, the left lane of eastbound and westbound Lookout between Jupiter Road and Spring Lake may be closed to traffic. Timeline: January-summer Cost: $2.3 million Funding source: city of Richardson 4 Plano Road sidewalk construction Crews are adding sidewalk along a stretch of Plano Road as part of the Duck Creek Trail project, which aims to continue the trail north from its current terminus at Plano and Apollo Road to Arapaho Road. From there, the trail will head northwest through the Duck Creek corridor to the

intersection of Collins Boulevard and Glenville Drive. From Glenville, the new trail will run west to connect with an existing trail on the south side of Collins, providing a key connection to the Central Trail. The approximate length of the new 10-foot wide trail is 1.5 miles. The right lane of southbound Plano between Arap- aho and Apollo may be closed to traffic between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sections of the road with removed curb and pavement may be closed at all times. Timeline: December 2019-October 2020 Cost: $3 million Funding sources: city of Richardson, TxDOT

ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED AS OF MAY 6. NEWS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE OR OTHER LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS? EMAIL US AT RICNEWS@COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM.

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