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Edward Alan Wilson
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Username: Kanda4

Post Number: 3
Registered: 06-2011
Posted on Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 02:15 pm:   

Would it be possible for the city to extend Kelmscott Drive (Hunters Creek and Turnbridge subdivisions) over Rowlett Creek and through to Custer? With the addition of the new middle school on Independence, an additional thoroughfare would surely be needed.
 

Daniel Ford
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Username: Daniel_ford

Post Number: 94
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Friday, July 01, 2011 - 03:04 pm:   

Mr. Wilson,

There are no plans to extend Kelmscott across the Rowlett Creek to Custer. While a new middle school is being built in the area, the future attendance boundaries are unknown at this time. One would assume that the Turnbridge Manor and Hunters Creek subdivisions would attend this new middle school. If that is the case, many of the children in these subdivisions that currently ride the bus or are driven to school by their parents will now be able to walk to school. This could possibly reduce traffic.

We believe that there are an adequate number of thoroughfares to serve this area of Frisco. We do plan to monitor the intersection of Kelmscott and Independence for the need of a traffic signal as the area continues to develop.

Thanks
Brian Moen
Assistant Director of Engineering/Transportation
 

Edward Alan Wilson
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Username: Kanda4

Post Number: 5
Registered: 06-2011
Posted on Sunday, December 02, 2012 - 05:08 pm:   

What is the status of the traffic signal at Independence and Kelmscott?
 

Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manag
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Username: Ben_brezina

Post Number: 298
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 - 02:12 pm:   

At this time the City is collecting new traffic volume data to re-evaluate the over 50 intersections that are currently being monitored as potential locations for a future traffic signal. The goal is to complete this evaluation by mid January 2013. These results will then be used to prioritize which locations will have signals installed in 2013. These new counts will take into account the growth of Richwoods and any traffic pattern changes created by the opening of the Vandeventer Middle School. We will also now be able to determine how a traffic signal might impact traffic flow around the school now that the school is open. We do have a consultant ready to start design on this location if the latest evaluation determines a signal is now warranted.
 

Edward Alan Wilson
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Username: Kanda4

Post Number: 6
Registered: 06-2011
Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 02:41 pm:   

Your reply contradicts an earlier response from city council back in August 2012 to the residents of Hunters Creek. Quoting the response:

"The Kelmscot/Independence intersection has moved up in priority based on warrant analysis conducted in July, and we have made the decision to initiate design of the signal. The decision to recommend actual construction of the signal will be made upon completion of the design and subsequent warrant analysis at a future date. Also, the residents should understand that when a signal is installed, the controlled intersection will then become the crossing for the street. The midblock cross walk and crossing guards indicated on the attached circulation plan will be eliminated, consistent with other school locations in the city."

Please advise which is correct. Based on your response, the earlier response was either delayed or pushed back.

thank you,
 

Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manag
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Username: Ben_brezina

Post Number: 318
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 09:42 am:   

The original intent was to proceed with design starting last fall. However, as we started our data collection and observed how traffic around the school was working, we did push back the design. Now that our data collection and signal warrant study has been updated, the decision has been made to move forward with the signal construction in 2013. The consultant has started the design and we expect the signal to be operational this summer before school starts again next fall.

Thanks
Brian Moen
Assistant Director of Engineering Services

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