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Username: Brigopens

Post Number: 2
Registered: 06-2011
Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 11:53 pm:   

When will the section of Lone Star Parkway south of Lebanon connecting to 423 officially open for traffic? Will there be traffic lights added at either end of the road where it crosses 423 or Lebanon?
 

Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manag
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Post Number: 171
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 08:57 am:   

The connection to FM 423 is expected to open within the next 1 to 2 weeks, but the road will not connect all the way to Lebanon Road yet. The connection to Lebanon will open in late August to early September when the section of Lone Star Ranch Parkway north of Lebanon is expected to fully open.

There are traffic signals anticipated on Lone Star Ranch Parkway at FM 423, Lebanon, and Stonebrook. The signals will be constructed once traffic signal warrants are met and funding becomes available.

Thanks
Brian Moen
Assistant Director of Engineering Services/Transportation


Brian A. Moen, P.E.
Assistant Director of Engineering Services/Transportation
 

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Username: Brigopens

Post Number: 4
Registered: 06-2011
Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 11:12 pm:   

The intersection at 423 and Lone Star Parkway is incredibly dangerous especially when there are events letting out at Blue Sky. Any word on when a light will be placed there? I'm hoping that it will happen before something bad occurs.
 

Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manag
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Post Number: 696
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Tuesday, August 05, 2014 - 10:55 am:   

The intersection of Lone Star Ranch Parkway at FM 423 is on a long list (over 50 locations in the City) that is under evaluation for the installation of a future traffic signal. This evaluation is based on a nationally standardized process that is outlined in the Texas Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (TMUTCD). There is a set of criteria that must be satisfied before a traffic signal can be installed, most of which are based on traffic volumes. Not every street can be given a traffic signal, so traffic volumes are a large factor in determining which intersections will be signalized.
In addition, traffic signals must be spaced a certain distance apart in order to function well. The intersection of two major roadways is always assumed to be a future traffic signal location and then other potential locations must be spaced an appropriate distance away. As other traffic signals are added at minor intersections, it further limits the possible location of additional traffic signals.
Finally, the timeframe for the installation of a traffic signal is primarily determined by the funding available to us each year. All of the intersections that meet the necessary criteria are prioritized each year based upon the amount of traffic they serve, an analysis of the conflicting movements, and other factors. The City then assigns the available funding to the top ranked locations. Once this location becomes a top ranked and funded location for the installation of a traffic signal, it will then need to be authorized by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), since FM 423 is owned and maintained by TxDOT.

Thanks,
Shelley

Shelley Lang, P.E.
Senior Traffic Engineer

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