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John Stone
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Username: Johns

Post Number: 1
Registered: 05-2008
Posted on Monday, May 19, 2008 - 08:43 am:   

Are there any plans to install a traffic light at the intersection of the recently upgraded Wade & Ohio? We drive this road daily to take our children to school and have been in a couple of near accidents there. When the new FISD facility opens there will be a further increase in traffic.
 

Curt Balogh, Spec. Asst. to the City Mgr
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 538
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 11:46 am:   

The City of Frisco currently operates and maintains 75 traffic signals. We also study the need for new traffic signals based on warrant studies considering traffic volumes, crash experience and pedestrian safety. A new traffic signal can cost between $130 - $150,000 so the decision to construct a new traffic signal demands that we be good stewards of our City tax dollars.

We developed a spread sheet to prioritize the need for new signals and update this spreadsheet annually with current traffic counts and crash data. Last year’s spreadsheet prioritized 52 locations and ranked the unsignalized intersections on Ohio Blvd. as follows:

# 9. Ohio / Gaylord
# 23. Ohio / Warren
# 45. Ohio / Prestmont

These intersections are currently operating as 4-way stop intersections. They will be re-evaluated for signal warrants now that Ohio Blvd. is open and traffic volumes on Ohio have changed. However, they will continue to operate as 4-way stop intersections until traffic volumes and crash data drive the need for signalization on our priority list.

We will also perform traffic counts at Ohio / Wade now that Ohio Blvd. has opened. The intersection is currently operating as a multi-way (4-way) stop controlled intersection. We will study this intersection with those listed above and determine the need for signalization.

Thank-you for your concern. We will get back with you on the results of this study at Ohio / Wade.

John Black
Sr. Traffic Engineer
City of Frisco


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Jeff Pergola
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Username: Jeff_pergola

Post Number: 23
Registered: 07-2003
Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 11:21 am:   

Also, when with the NB section of OHIO between Wade and Hillcrest be completed? The traffic on this road is getting more busy with the recent opening of the 121 overpass.
 

Curt Balogh, Spec. Asst. to the City Mgr
Board Administrator
Username: Admin

Post Number: 540
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 - 07:48 am:   

Construction of this section of roadway would be the responsibility of the property owner that abuts the roadway. Typically they build the roadway at the time of development of their property. I also checked for a CIP project, however this project is not on the current CIP list for this bond cycle. When the City looks at the next round of roadway projects, it will be assessed along with others for construction as a bond project. If you have further questions, please contact me.

Elizabeth Metting, P.E.
Assistant Director of Engineering Services/ City Engineer

City of Frisco, Texas
6101 Frisco Square Blvd, 3rd Floor
Frisco, Texas 75034
972-292-5430 (Direct)
emetting@friscotexas.gov
www.friscotexas.gov

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