Post Number: 3
|Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 02:23 pm: |
Are there any plans to add a second right turn lane from eastbound Lebanon to southbound Legacy? I imagine not as the intersection was recently improved, but why was a second right turn lane not added to alleviate morning commute congestion?
Second question, what is the estimated completion date for Westside Market (FM 423 and Lebanon)? Have any other tenants submitted applications?
Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manag
Post Number: 299
|Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 - 03:59 pm: |
We did not install a second eastbound right turn lane at the time because of the additional right-of-way that would have been needed and some utility conflicts. Both would have increased the cost of the project significantly. We have considered adding dynamic lane assignment signs to the rightmost through lane and making it a right-turn only during the AM peak hour. This would be similar to eastbound Main at Dallas Parkway. Our traffic counts and observation of the area after the construction was complete showed that option was not needed at that time. I will ask our staff to update their review of this area and see if that option now needs to be considered. We also expect some patterns to change when two nearby improvements are completed. One is the Stonebrook connection to the Dallas North Tollway that is expected to be complete in late 2014. The other is improvements at Dallas Parkway and Lebanon, which would add an eastbound right-turn lane. There is a missing section of right-of-way holding up that improvement, but once that issue is resolved, those improvements could be added in less than 12 months. We believe both of those improvements could change traffic patterns at Legacy and Lebanon to the point where additional improvements might not be needed.
The developers of Westside Market have indicated they intend to develop “soon”, but we do not have any specific timetable. No other applications have been filed for any of the surrounding parcels, either.