Post Number: 29
|Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 09:01 am: |
Would it be possible to consider making this mainly residential stretch to be a no truck zone and possibly lower the speed to 40. Residents frequently cross Teel at Morgan Hill to access Pearson Farms open spaces, walking trails, and ammenities. Cars move very fast and trucks add to the noise level to homes backing to Teel.
Joel Fitts, Senior Traffic Engineer
Post Number: 145
|Posted on Monday, July 29, 2013 - 05:33 pm: |
Teel Parkway is already a no truck zone. As shown on the interactive maps on the City's website, the designated truck routes through the City are on TxDOT roads, Dallas Parkway, and a few other streets. Trucks larger than 26,000 pounds are not allowed to use other city streets (including Teel Parkway) as a through route. However, trucks are allowed to use a street if they are making a delivery to that area. If you believe trucks are using Teel Parkway as a through route, please contact the police department.
Speed limits in the City of Frisco are established according to state law and standard traffic engineering methods that are used by city and state agencies across the nation. Speed limits on our major thoroughfares are not set arbitrarily, but involve engineering studies (which are conducted every two to three years) to determine if the speed limit should be adjusted. An engineering study was conducted on your stretch of Teel Parkway in 2011 and established the 45 mph speed limit. The next speed study is scheduled for 2014.
Teel Parkway is classified as a major thoroughfare and has always been a member of the overall planned grid of major thoroughfares that includes Main Street, Stonebrook, Lebanon, Legacy, Parkwood, etc. As a major thoroughfare, Teel Parkway is designed and intended to carry higher traffic volumes at higher speeds than residential streets. The purpose of a major thoroughfare does not change depending on whether it is adjacent to commercial areas or residential areas.
We recently added a second marked crosswalk to help pedestrians cross this section of Teel Parkway. In addition, the intersection of Teel Parkway and High Shoals is on a list of locations that we monitor each year for consideration of some type of upgraded traffic control (based on how they rank compared to other locations under consideration and the funding available to us each year).
Senior Traffic Engineer