From the 2007 Collin County Bond Election, two Allen projects were chosen for favorable consideration by the County Commissioners Court - Intersection Improvements (right turn lanes at three, key arterial intersections) and the improvement of Alma Drive from Hedgcoxe Road to SH121. The intersection improvements project has been long completed, and those funds exhausted. Conversely, the Alma Drive Project has been spanning many years, undertaken in multiple phases. The last phase of Alma Drive, from Ridgeview Drive north, is now under construction.
The recent proposed improvements to Alma Drive, awarded by the Allen City Council in June (Roadway improvements associated with the Farm Development), are not enough to exhaust the Collin County Bond Funds allocated for Alma Drive. Since we do not plan to make further improvements to Alma Drive, we need to allocate those funds to another purpose to make full use of those funds.
This proposed amended interlocal agreement will allow the City of Allen to use $306,107 previously allocated for Alma Drive, to instead be used for thoroughfare improvements to Ridgeview Drive from Alma Drive to the Watters Creek bridge (already under construction). Approval of this ILA by the Allen City Council and the Collin County Commissioners Court will allow us to immediately invoice the County for these funds and will exhaust the Collin County bond funds allocated to the City of Allen.