FRISCO (May 8, 2014) — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will conduct a Public Hearing on Thursday, May 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd., for the proposed improvements to FM 2478, locally known as Custer Road in Collin County.

The purpose of the Public Hearing is to present the anticipated social, economic and environmental effects of the proposed project. Prior to the Public Hearing, an Open House will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. to allow for questions and review exhibits. TxDOT and city of Frisco staff will be available to answer questions during the Open House. The formal Public Hearing presentation will begin at 7 p.m. followed by a public comment period.

The proposed improvements would consist of widening the existing FM 2478 for approximately three miles from four to six lanes. The proposed project would add two 11-foot wide inside lanes and incorporate 14-foot wide outside shared-use lanes to accommodate bicyclists.  Additionally, the project would include 5-foot wide sidewalks, left turn lanes, ADA compliant signalized intersections and the expansion of the Rowlett Creek tributary bridge.

This section of Custer Road divides the city limits of McKinney and Frisco.

The project cost is approximately $8.3 million. Construction is expected to begin in late 2015 with an estimated completion within one year.

 

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