In advance of the much anticipated Watters Branch Community Park, roadway construction and improvements were approved to begin in the area, creating key connections for the park.
Construction will include extending the existing two lanes of Ridgeview Drive to Watters Branch Creek, a six-lane bridge across Watters Branch Creek, and four lanes from Watters Branch Creek through Stacy Road. Watters Branch Community Park will be located along the south side of the newly constructed portion of Ridgeview Drive in Northwest Allen.
The project is budgeted at $6.2M which includes design, land acquisition, material testing and construction costs. Funding for the entire project is a 50/50 blend of City General Obligation bonds and $3.1 million in Collin County bonds. Working with the County allows the City to maximize the bond investment approved by Allen voters 2007.
Roadway construction is anticipated to begin October, 2014 and be completed within a year. Watters Branch Community Park is planned to begin construction by the Fall of 2015.