Ohio Dr. construction, tree removal Log Out | Topics | Search
Moderators | Register | Edit Profile

City of Frisco Question and Answer Board » Archive » Ohio Dr. construction, tree removal « Previous Next »

  Thread Last Poster Posts Pages Last Post
  Start New Thread        

Author Message
 

Julianne Sherbert
New member
Username: Jengli

Post Number: 2
Registered: 01-2004
Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 03:47 pm:   

My backyard backs up to Ohio Dr. This Monday the city started construction to widen Ohio, between Warren and Lebanon. I just watched bulldozers remove several old, well established trees. These trees are the only thing blocking my house, along with several other homes, from a dry walling business, Tutor Time and Tom Thumb. When we moved to Frisco we were required to plant 2 trees in our front yard. Is the city going to replace the trees that were removed today? Or is there going to be a wall erected behind these businesses to give some privacy to the homeowners?
 

Frank Jaromin, City Engineer
Moderator
Username: Frank_jaromin

Post Number: 51
Registered: 07-2003
Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 05:03 pm:   

The City will plant trees in the median but not with this contract. The City is installing irrigation and planting grass in this phase of construction. There is no requirement for screening walls on the west side, along Ohio to screen the east side.

If further information is required please contact me at 972-335-5580 ext 156.
Frank Jaromin
City Engineer
 

Mike Smith
New member
Username: Mike214

Post Number: 38
Registered: 08-2003
Posted on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 12:23 pm:   

When will the City plant median trees? When developers construct roads they are required to have median planting or provide money to the City if trees exist, so why is the City not installing trees with their project?
 

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

Post Number: 8
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 12:29 pm:   

Construction for this section of Ohio Drive is scheduled to be completed in late August. The work is being done by an outside contractor. The Parks Department will be planting the trees after the construction is completed. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any additional questions about trees in medians.

Bob Johnson
Superintendent of Parks

972-335-5517
 

Kathy Wilkens
New member
Username: Wilkens09

Post Number: 2
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Saturday, June 19, 2004 - 06:16 pm:   

Are there any plans for weed abatement along the construction zone from Prestmont to Lebanon along Ohio? The weeds are getting really tall not to mention extremely unsightly.
 

John
New member
Username: John

Post Number: 18
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 12:17 pm:   

I am curious why the construction of Ohio between Lebanon and Wade has ceased.

(Message edited by admin on August 05, 2004)
 

Frank Jaromin, City Engineer
Moderator
Username: Frank_jaromin

Post Number: 83
Registered: 07-2003
Posted on Monday, August 09, 2004 - 12:04 pm:   

There were two poles in the way of lime operations and I believe they have been relocated and Lacy will be out soon to finsh.
 

Frisco Resident
New member
Username: Frisco_resident

Post Number: 16
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 10:14 am:   

When do you anticipate the road to be finished?
 

Frisco Resident
New member
Username: Frisco_resident

Post Number: 17
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 01:05 pm:   

Does anyone know when construction will resume and the road will be finished? (2nd request)
 

Frank Jaromin, City Engineer
Moderator
Username: Frank_jaromin

Post Number: 88
Registered: 07-2003
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 02:04 pm:   

I was told L.H. Lacy would be out on the project today. We are looking at a November opening for Ohio. The project also has some additional work which will be completed in early 2005.
Frank Jaromin
 

Frisco Resident
New member
Username: Frisco_resident

Post Number: 19
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Monday, November 29, 2004 - 08:48 am:   

When is Ohio scheduled to open?
 

Frank Jaromin, City Engineer
Moderator
Username: Frank_jaromin

Post Number: 119
Registered: 07-2003
Posted on Monday, November 29, 2004 - 03:34 pm:   

We are working with the contractor to open one lane in each direction while the remaining work is being completed. This should happen in the next two weeks.
Frank Jaromin
 

Hulon Webb, Engineer
Moderator
Username: Hulon

Post Number: 14
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 - 04:57 pm:   

Due to the weather, the contractor was unable to open the road the week of December 13th as previously planned. They are now scheduled to open at least one lane in each direction the week of December 27th. Over the course of the next six weeks, the installation of street lights, sod and clean up will occur.
 

Julianne Sherbert
New member
Username: Jengli

Post Number: 10
Registered: 01-2004
Posted on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 09:30 am:   

Any news on when Ohio Drive will be completed and opened?
 

Hulon Webb, Engineer
Moderator
Username: Hulon

Post Number: 16
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 11:51 am:   

The weather is continuing to hinder the contractor completing his installation of traffic control (i.e. buttons, striping, signage, etc.) which is required to be in place prior to opening the road. If the weather will cooperate, he may be able to open sometime the week of January 17th. Once opened, the inside lane(s) will be closed to allow the contractor to finish installation of street lights and sod in the median.
 

John Skinner
New member
Username: Cicero

Post Number: 1
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 08:55 pm:   

Will there be a stop light or 4-way stop sign at the intersection of Ohio and Lebanon after the construction is complete? I imagine the traffic flow on Ohio will increase considerably once all 4 lanes are open.
 

Brian Moen, Transportation Manager
Moderator
Username: Brian

Post Number: 218
Registered: 07-2001
Posted on Monday, January 10, 2005 - 10:38 am:   

John,

We are in the process of finishing up the signal design for this intersection. We expect to have a signal operational by this September.

We will be monitoring this location once Ohio is opened up. We will install a four-way stop if it is needed in the interim before the signal is completed.

Thanks
Brian Moen
Transportation Manager
 

Paul Frank
New member
Username: Phfrank

Post Number: 1
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 07:18 pm:   

Any chance we can move the light installation up a bit? At least can you put up a 4 way stop sign?

(Message edited by admin on January 20, 2005)
 

Brian Moen, Transportation Manager
Moderator
Username: Brian

Post Number: 226
Registered: 07-2001
Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 04:16 pm:   

Paul,

Our current schedule for the signal is expedited. We are currently completing our review of the intersection before finalizing our decision about the four-way stop. I expect this review to be completed by the end of the week with a decision to follow immediately afterward.

Thanks
Brian Moen
Transportation Manager
 

Brian C
New member
Username: Brianc

Post Number: 27
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2005 - 04:08 pm:   

Why were trees and irrigation installed on Ohio in the 121 ROW for 121? I saw a city employee up there today making sure the irrigation worked. Is this not going to be ripped out like what was done on Hillcrest?
 

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

Post Number: 114
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 01:20 pm:   

When the Median Development Division of the Parks Department was established in FY02-03, high priority was given to this section of Ohio, as well as the Warren Parkway and Gaylord Parkway medians on the north and south side of Lowe's. These were viewed as entryways to a lot of the new retail stores and restaurants that had just been built. Ohio was a direct entry into our City limits from Plano. The improvements to these medians were completed in January 2003.

Not knowing exact time lines for the Highway 121 improvements at that time, staff chose to complete the entire section of medians. It was staff's feeling that a leave out for future right of way would be an eyesore for at least two to three years. The trees can be re-located and the irrigation valves and heads salvaged. The cost of the grass established was minimal (less than three cents a square foot) because these medians were hydro-mulched as opposed to laying solid sod.

Bob Johnson
Superintendent of Parks
972-335-5517
 

Brian C
New member
Username: Brianc

Post Number: 31
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 01:55 pm:   

Thanks. Were the trees on Hillcrest salvaged? Not knowing the timeline, it looks like Ohio might be coming soon. I understand the unknowns with the timeline and hope the city can remove and use as many trees as possible. Thanks.
 

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

Post Number: 117
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Friday, February 11, 2005 - 10:40 am:   

Brian,
Unfortunately the trees on Hillcrest were not re-located. I have spoken directly with the Project Manager for TxDOT and he has assured us they will give us ample notification of if, when and how many of the trees on Ohio need to be re-located and how far north the irrigation lines need to be capped. Please give me a call if you would like to discuss further.

Bob Johnson
Superintendent of Parks
972-335-5517

Add Your Message Here
Post:
Username: Posting Information:
This is a private posting area. Only registered users and moderators may post messages here.
Password:
Options: Post as "Anonymous"
Enable HTML code in message
Automatically activate URLs in message
Action: