Over the summer, Allen City Council awarded an Engineering design contract for the Alma Drive Improvement project to relieve current and future traffic concerns.
Traffic congestion is addressed regionally, and both the City and Collin County see this project as necessary. Traffic demands will continue to increase as Allen and surrounding cities continue to develop, particularly along SH 121.
The scope of this project generally includes the improvement of Alma Drive to six-lanes in areas where a current five-lane or four-lane section exists. Other various improvements and modifications to existing infrastructure will be necessary including landscaping improvements, signal enhancements, turn lane additions, and street lighting placement/replacement.
Construction is anticipated to begin in the fall of 2016. For more information on this project, see the Alma Drive Improvement Fact Sheet.