FROM STEWARTS CREEK TO US 380
DENTON COUNTY, TX – Denton County, the Texas Department of Transportation and adjacent communities came together today to celebrate the much-needed completion of FM 423 from Stewarts Creek to US 380 as a six lane divided urban facility. The project was constructed in two sections. Section One, from Stewarts Creek to FM 2934, was let for construction in August of 2014 for a construction cost of $29,931,000. Section Two, from FM 2934 to US 380 was let for construction in September 2013 for a construction cost of $29,826,070. Denton County contributed in excess of $4.4 million for engineering and local participation in right of way costs. “It is amazing to consider what all is required to get a facility like FM 423 to become reality. I met with staff and TxDOT officials on a monthly basis to keep these critical projects moving forward. So many things have to be considered and monitored. I want to thank the TxDOT staff that worked on this project,” said Denton County Commissioner Hugh Coleman.
As completed, FM 423 has been widened to a 6 lane divided urban facility with a raised median and intersection improvements at all major intersections. It was constructed with an extra wide median to accommodate additional capacity in the future without needing any additional right of way. Projects like these require good communication between all stakeholders to be successful. Citizens, County, Cities, Contractors, Utility Companies, and TxDOT all have to share a common goal and work together to make these capacity projects a reality. By working together we were able to construct a facility that improved safety and mobility in the area. Commissioner Coleman added that “it is important that I take this time to thank the residents of Frisco and Little Elm for their patience during the construction of FM 423. Many challenges were faced, but together, we got through them. The quality of life of the citizens of Denton County has been improved with the widening of this major north, south facility.”