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bridgett forge
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Username: Bridgett

Post Number: 24
Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 09:00 am:   

I see that the lighting from Warren St. to Kroger's Food Store has been added. Do you know when the lighting from Kroger's Food Store down to Academy will be completed? It seems as if the lighting project stopped before the community of Cheyenne Crossing.
 

Daniel Ford
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Username: Daniel_ford

Post Number: 75
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 02:50 pm:   

Bridgett,

The lighting project will include lights on Legacy to just north of Academy Drive. The contractor is expected to start standing up the light poles north of Texas Drive next week. We expect the lights north of Texas Drive to be on within the next month. The lights between Warren and Texas Drive will not be turned on until all of the road construction along Legacy in this area is completed this summer.

Thanks
Brian Moen
Assistant Director of Engineering/Transportation
 

Amber W.
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Username: Friscomomoftwo

Post Number: 3
Registered: 10-2010
Posted on Saturday, June 18, 2011 - 02:00 pm:   

We live at Estates on Legacy backing up to Lebanon. We noticed two nights ago that the city put tall road lights in the median. My only problem is now, instead of lighting just the road, the light is like a beacon to space and lights the whole neighborhood. Our house, even with shudders closed, looks like dawn is approaching at midnight. Is there any way for the city to tone down the amount of wattage they use? I find the light to be excessive and an annoyance to the residences backing up to Lebanon.
 

Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manag
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Username: Ben_brezina

Post Number: 69
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 08:11 pm:   

Amber,

The lights in this area are going through their initial burn-in period which lasts about two to three weeks. The lights are typically brighter during this time and begin dimming after the first few weeks. If the lights are still causing a concern after the burn-in period, you can call me at 972-292-5450 and I can get your information and arrange for our technicians to visit your house and take light readings on an evening that is convenient for you. We will use those readings to assess whether we are creating a light trespass issue that needs to be corrected or if the lighting is performing as designed.

Thanks
Brian Moen
Assistant Director of Engineering/Transportation
 

Dick Crosby
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Username: Dickc

Post Number: 3
Registered: 03-2010
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2011 - 11:07 am:   

Why does the city insist on adding lights to all these streets?

What are headlights on automobiles for?
 

Daniel Ford
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Username: Daniel_ford

Post Number: 91
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Friday, July 01, 2011 - 11:26 am:   

Mr. Crosby,

The City of Frisco is working to provide street lighting along all arterial roadways (4 lane and 6 lane) in Frisco. The lighting does provide an added safety benefit for those travelling or walking along our roadways during the night time hours. As we build new arterials in Frisco, lighting is installed with the roadway construction. We are also in the process of adding lighting to arterials that were built in the 1990ís and early 2000ís when we werenít installing the lighting with the initial roadway construction. At that time, the money was focused on getting as many roads built as possible with the intent to add the lighting at a later date.

We get many requests for arterial street lighting from our citizens via email, phone calls, HOA meetings, and Town Hall meetings. Arterial lighting was also identified as a priority by the Citizenís Bond Committee in 2005.

Thanks
Brian Moen
Assistant Director of Engineering/Transportation
 

Quinton Hoekstra
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Username: Qh1002

Post Number: 2
Registered: 05-2010
Posted on Friday, July 01, 2011 - 08:50 am:   

Brian,

Are there any future plans to install lighting on Warren between Ohio and Hillcrest? Even better, are there any plans to widen that section of road similar to Warren from Preston to Ohio?

Thanks.
 

Daniel Ford
Moderator
Username: Daniel_ford

Post Number: 93
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Friday, July 01, 2011 - 03:03 pm:   

Quinton,

Arterial lighting will be added to this section of Warren when it is widened to 4 lanes. At this time, the widening of the road to 4 lanes is dependent upon development along Warren. If the area does not develop in the next 4 to 5 years, it is possible that we may elect to go ahead build it as part of our Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

We are finishing the design of the lighting on Warren from Preston to Ohio, Gaylord from Preston to Ohio, and all along Ohio from SH 121 to just north of Prestmont. We expect to bid this project in the fall with completion to occur in early 2012.

Thanks
Brian Moen
Assistant Director of Engineering/Transportation

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