The City of Plano has released the screening wall project schedule for 2020, and Country Place Plano is on the list! Based on the information obtained below, it looks like work should begin in early 2020. Country Place residents on Knob Hill can expect the construction to last at least two months and maybe three months. All of the shrubs along Custer Road will have to be removed, and footings will have to be constructed to support the brick wall! We will update this site as soon as new information is available!
The screen wall project for our neighborhood backing up to Custer Road has been in the works for a number of years. A lack of budgeted funds by the City as well as other screening wall projects have delayed any significant progress on this until now. The City of Plano has previously done a complete survey from the residents living along Custer and behind Knob Hill (two years ago) as well as preliminary engineering. Now the project is finally in sight for next year. Here is the latest correspondence from the City on the subject of the screening wall:
"We have just entered the design phase for this project and hired an outside consultant to complete the necessary geotechnical investigation, and ultimate design of the wall system.
At this time, in general, the project should wrap up the design phase by the end of 2019 and begin construction thereafter (we will usually wait until after the holidays if it approaches that timing to avoid major construction activities in the month of December). We will do utility investigation and any major relocations may postpone this schedule a bit.
Prior to beginning construction, we always hold a Neighborhood Meeting at the Municipal Center here, and invite affected residents of the project to introduce them to the contractor, discuss schedule, what to expect, etc. Mail out notices for that will be sent prior to that meeting.
In the meantime, survey crews and coring trucks and crews will be on-site in the next couple of months to obtain geotechnical borings and complete the project surveying. Notices will be sent out prior to that work beginning as well."
As indicated above, the City will be providing direct updates, particularly to the Country Place residents who will be directly affected by the project. We will try to keep you informed on the website as well.