County Road 407 (Monte Carlo Boulevard) is projected to be a major thoroughfare within the City of Princeton. The current roadway is two-lane, undivided, asphalt section with bar ditches and is approximately 2.2 miles long, from U.S. 380 on the southwest end to FM 75 on the east end. The ultimate section will be a six-lane, divided, concrete roadway with underground storm drain system. The City is proposing to build four lanes with this project and add inside lanes at a later date, as warranted.
Construction improvements include: horizontal alignment, paving reconstruction, storm drain system, water and sewer line connections, and bridge structures. Existing water lines will likely be abandoned and replaced with proposed 20-inch water lines. Locations of existing sanitary sewer lines will be assessed. The sewer lines are to remain if they are at sufficient depth and will not be affected by the construction. Otherwise proposed sewer lines will be provided at appropriate locations. An underground storm sewer system will be installed to facilitate drainage of the right-of-way and surrounding properties.
Coordination with existing and future adjacent property owners will also be a major part of this project. Concept plans have been submitted for an 860-acre major residential and commercial development on the north side of Monte Carlo adjacent to FM 75. Princeton Independent School District has recently purchased property for two future school sites in the area, and many other developers are interested in this area for both commercial and residential development.