New Traffic Lights at Legacy and Main... Log Out | Topics | Search
Moderators | Register | Edit Profile

City of Frisco Question and Answer Board » Archive » New Traffic Lights at Legacy and Main St. « Previous Next »

  Thread Last Poster Posts Pages Last Post
  Start New Thread        

Author Message
 

Wayne Tullos
New member
Username: Wayne_tullos

Post Number: 5
Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2005 - 10:33 pm:   

I am curious if these lights are permanent or if they are just temporary. If they are permanent, why weren't the steel poles used instead of wood poles and suspension wires? These are not very attractive, and do not match lights recently constructed nearby at Teel and Main, or at Legacy and Lebanon. If they are temporary, when will permanent lights be installed?
 

Brian Moen, Transportation Manager
Moderator
Username: Brian

Post Number: 255
Registered: 07-2001
Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - 04:03 pm:   

Wayne,

These signals are considered temporary for now. I agree that the new look on Legacy further south does look better and we are using that look for all new permanent signals.

In this case, we had some construction timelines on nearby projects that didn't allow for building a permanent signal. A temporary signal can usually be constructed in 30 to 60 days once a notice to proceed is issued. A permanent signal will usually take 130 to 160 days to construct.

We also have a study that is ongoing that is looking at the long term configuration of this intersection. Several of the scenarios we are considering will require major changes to the traffic signal. With that study in mind, we also felt it was better to spend less money now and build a temporary knowing major changes will probably be needed in the future.

At this time, I would estimate that this temporary signal will remain in operation for at least four to five years.

Thanks
Brian Moen
Transportation Manager

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: