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Ramesh Kumar Manickam
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Post Number: 1
Registered: 07-2012
Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2013 - 03:15 pm:   

I have following questions regarding highland ridge - Lone star ranch parkway:
1) when are we going to get the street lights on the south of lebanon road and the lone star ranch parkway which connects FM423 ? It's really dark ...where as north of Lebanon have street lights.
2) when this south Lone Star Ranch Parkway road will be widened ?
3) why north of lone star road name is different than south ?? Ie Lone Star Ranch Parkway vs Lone star Parkway ??
4) when we will get signal on this intersection lone star parkway and Lebanon road
5) any plans for School on the south of Lebanon ?? If so which ISD ??
6) there are no sufficient lights in highland ridge community..and no street lights on lone star parkway?? Any plans !
 

Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manag
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Post Number: 331
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Friday, February 08, 2013 - 04:14 pm:   

1) Once the other half of Lone Star Ranch Parkway is built, we will put it on our list of roads that require lighting and it will be considered for funding according to its priority among other roads. We will not know the time frame for lights on this road until funding is assigned to it. (It probably won’t have the highest priority right away because there are other roads that have been waiting longer for lights.)
2) The southern portion of Lone Star Ranch Parkway will be widened when the next phase of the Austin Ridge subdivision is constructed (their plans are being reviewed as we speak).

3) The entire roadway is called Lone Star Ranch Parkway. The wrong name was accidentally printed on the street name signs south of Lebanon Road. We plan to replace them with the correct name soon.
4) A traffic signal has been designed for the intersection of Lebanon Road and Lone Star Ranch Parkway and we plan to install it within the next year or two. The exact time frame will be decided in a few months when we analyze the traffic at several locations that are ready for traffic signals and we assign our funding to the highest priority locations.
5) Frisco ISD has property for an elementary school at the southeast corner of Lebanon Road and Lone Star Ranch Parkway, however they have no plans to build a school here in the near future. Instead, there is a Frisco ISD elementary school site northwest of Lebanon Road and Lone Star Ranch Parkway that they will likely build in the next two or three years.
6) The developer installs street lights on residential streets according to the requirements in the City’s ordinances. In general, street lights are required at every intersection and then at midblock locations as long as they are spaced at least 150 feet apart but no farther apart than 600 feet. (Residential street lights are not intended to illuminate the entire roadway or sidewalk but are navigational aids through a neighborhood at night.) If the HOA would like more lights than those provided by the developer, the HOA can go through a process where it can pay to install additional lights (as long as they fit within the spacing restrictions mentioned above).
 

Ramesh Kumar Manickam
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 07-2012
Posted on Wednesday, March 06, 2013 - 11:28 pm:   

Do you have any plans to make arrangement for Left Turn on FM 423 towards Lone Star Ranch Parkway ? I dont see any provision to make a left turn into Lone Star Ranch Parkway. Also There is no right turn only lane for Lone Star Ranch Parkway coming from Colony Side. Due to higher speed(55 Mph) on FM423 its too dangerous for the car's making right turn on Lone Star Ranch Parkway without any right lane only.
 

Joel Fitts, Senior Traffic Engineer
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Post Number: 142
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 10:18 am:   

Ramesh,

FM 423 is a State road and is operated and maintained by the Texas Department of Transportation. TxDOT plans to widen this section of FM 423 to a six-lane roadway in the next couple of years. At that time, a proper left turn lane will be built. For now, we are working with TxDOT to have the striping in the middle of the road changed to stripe a left-turn lane. It appears this change will happen when the other half of Lone Star Ranch Parkway connects to FM 423, which will start construction soon. In the meantime, you can pull onto the striped median to wait to make a left-turn into Lone Star Ranch Parkway.

The right-turn lane into Lone Star Ranch Parkway will be built when TxDOT widens FM 423.

Joel Fitts
Senior Traffic Engineer
 

Heather Mattox
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 09-2012
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013 - 08:16 pm:   

We just bought a house in Highland Ridge and it seems like all the medians in the entire city of Frisco and the incomplete road (Lonestar Ranch Pkwy) leading into Highland Ridge are infested with weeds. It looks so un-kept and other surrounding cities seem to keep up with their medians so much more than Frisco. I am just very surprised that Frisco isn't using more resources to make our city look a little better. Also, the road leading into our subdivision also looks horrible and makes our section look very un-kept. Are there plans to get these weed issues taken care throughout the entire city? I want to be proud of the city I pay my tax dollars to and right now it looks horrible.
 

Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manag
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Post Number: 400
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 03:15 pm:   

The Parks Division dedicated 16 employees for eleven days to assist with the recent construction of Hope Park (hopeparkfrisco.org/) and the renovation of Friendship Park. As a result we fell behind on much of our median and right of way mowing. We hope to have all of the medians back on a regular weekly schedule by the end of this week or early next week.

Regarding the weed issue, the City maintains over 220 acres of medians. With the unseasonably cool weather, the weed problem does seem worse this year than normal. The reason the Parks Division doesn’t apply herbicides to medians is twofold. The expense to regularly treat 220 acres would obviously be an extremely expensive budget item. Secondly, as part of the City’s Storm Water Management Program, the decision was made to not treat medians with herbicides on a large scale, due to the run off that would drain into the City’s storm water system.

Bob Johnson › Manager of Parks Services
 

Heather Mattox
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Username: Hmattox

Post Number: 5
Registered: 09-2012
Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014 - 04:15 pm:   

I wanted to see if the medians on Lone Star Ranch Parkway are going to be filled in with sod completely? We watched the widening of Lebanon several years back and the city decided to only line the edges of the medians with sod and let the middle fill in with weeds. Because there is no use of fertilizer, the medians look horrible and un-kept year round. I want to make sure the same process won't be taking place right outside of our neighborhood as it looks horrible. There currently are weeds there that grew through the green drainage barrier. Also, will trees and lights be added as well?
 

Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manag
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Post Number: 585
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 06:45 pm:   

The Frisco ISD is constructing a portion of Lone Star Parkway including the medians and will be placing sod. More extensive landscaping and irrigation may be included on a future capital project pending available funding. Arterial lighting for this area is a project on the City’s 5 year plan, but is subject to future capital funding.
 

Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manag
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Post Number: 586
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 06:49 pm:   

The Frisco ISD is constructing a portion of Lone Star Parkway including the medians and will be placing sod. More extensive landscaping and irrigation may be included on a future capital project pending available funding. Arterial lighting for this area is a project on the City’s 5 year plan, but is subject to future capital funding.
 

Ramesh
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Post Number: 4
Registered: 07-2012
Posted on Friday, January 31, 2014 - 10:41 am:   

West of highland ridge and FM423: There are many plastic bags, trash that most likely moved by air from the highland ridge construction site. Any plans to remove them ? It looks like a slum area with so many trash, water bottles etc. Also is there any enforcement to stop moving such construction related materials ?
 

Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manag
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Post Number: 588
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 02:09 pm:   

The builders of Highland Ridge have been informed that they need to organize a clean-up of all the adjacent properties.

Phillip Climer
Assistant Chief Building Official

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