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Construction Causes Gridlock In Frisco Subdivision

Construction on FM 423 Forcing Drivers To Find Alternate Routes

Families in a Frisco neighborhood are experiencing gridlock traffic outside their front doors.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the intersection of FM 423 and Panther Creek Parkway will be closed through mid-August for reconstruction. Traffic on FM 423 will be able to cross through the intersection, but Panther Creek Parkway traffic will be detoured.

"They didn't even warn us that they were doing road work," said homeowner Jennifer Reppert.

Reppert lives in the Grayhawk neighborhood, which borders FM 423 and Panther Creek Parkway.

"I just walked out and I was like, 'what's with all the traffic.' It got really backed up," said Reppert.

Grayhawk residents noticed the traffic on Monday, the first day TxDOT shut down the road.

"People were driving on the wrong side of the road, speeding down our alleys, and they had our driveways blocked off," said homeowner Catherine Wade. "There are a lot of kids in our neighborhood. It just makes you worry that these people are driving by and not paying attention."

TxDOT crews adjusted detour routes on Tuesday to help alleviate the congestion.

The construction is part of the $29.8 million project to widen FM 423 from U.S. 380 to Eldorado Parkway.

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