Starting Thursday night, Collin County drivers will get new relief on the roads in Prosper.
At 8 p.m., town Capital Improvement Projects manager Michael Bulla says crews will begin shifting northbound traffic to new lanes at the Frontier Parkway intersection at Preston Road.
TxDOT is managing the three year construction project.
For the past 28 months, it’s been in full swing on State Highway 289, known as Preston Road.
For nearly one year, drivers have been confined to one north or southbound lane in each direction.
“The traffic has just grown exponentially,” said Laura Hasty, a Prosper resident of about five years. “It’s going to free things up so much. We’re not going to be sitting in traffic; we’re not going to be worrying about the construction process.”
In a release, town officials stated the project is seen as “one of the keys to the next phase of growth” for Prosper.
Resident Don Smith said he’ll also be pleased to see the new lanes open, adding that he’s hearing rumors about new businesses coming to town since the main thoroughfare is near completion.
“You can see now, everything is sprouting up around it,” Smith said.
Town officials said while the project is nearing completion, there is still work to do.
For example, drivers can expect to see striping, arrows and warning bumps being adjusted in the newly finished area until mid-July.
The town will also be focusing on improving its neighborhood street network.