Roads under repair in Plano through 2021; allow extra time and avoid speeding once you get past construction zones

Allow an additional 20 to 30 minutes if driving through Plano these days on Custer, Parker, Independence or Preston or Coit Road. Traffic is backing up at peak driving hours.

Look for additional lanes closing between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. around the city.

There has also been about $100,000 in concrete work on Shiloh Road down near Plano Parkway and Renner Road.

If it seems like Parker Road is always under construction or repairs or lanes closures, know that the current 18-month $3.8-million project that started in June is expected to run deep into 2020 around Alma and Rainier east of Custer.

Custer Road is also under repair around Parker Road.

Coit Road will get about $6.4 million in road work from Parker on up to Spring Creek then finally to SH 121. The whole project could run late into 2021.

Spring Creek is under construction on side streets where homes face the parkway between Alma and Custer. Slow down for school zone there, too.

There’s wall and sidewalk work on Independence and Rainier, where a crew tore down neighborhood brick wall 10 weeks ago. Residents said they came home to find pets loose and backyard wall removed.

Plano Parkway work will run through March 2020 from Ohio Drive over to Commerce Drive.

Jupiter Road will be worked on from Allen to 14th in Plano. The $4 million road work and sidewalk could run far into 2021.

Slow down when you see the orange cones and construction signs. And beware, drivers are not given much warning before needing to move over a lane.

Remember to allow extra time if driving through Plano to Richardson, Allen, Carrollton, Frisco or The Colony. Don’t speed through Plano.

Published by Brian Bearden

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