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Blake Seylhouwer
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Post Number: 1
Registered: 05-2010
Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 12:07 pm:   

Any update on the expected completion date of the road widening on Preston Road between Main Street and US 380? The length of time it has taken to complete this project is unusually long!
 

Jason Brodigan, Sr. Civil Engineer
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Post Number: 78
Registered: 06-2008
Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 02:25 pm:   

TxDOT is expecting to complete the project in early 2012. The project started in September 2009 as was expected to take 28 months to complete. At this time, TxDOT has charged 60% of the allocated time on the project and estimates that the project is 67% complete.
 

Jesse Hardin
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Post Number: 13
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 03:04 pm:   

Regarding the estimated completion in early 2012, are there milestones that you can share, (i.e. would Main to Eldorado be finished around x date, or Eldorado to 380)?
 

Jason Brodigan, Sr. Civil Engineer
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Post Number: 79
Registered: 06-2008
Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 10:38 am:   

TxDOT is expecting to open Preston from Eldorado to US 380 in late June/early July. We are working with TxDOT to try to open the full Eldorado/Preston intersection at that time as well. Main to Eldorado will likely not be completed until the end of the 2011.
 

Um Boise
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Registered: 05-2011
Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 03:25 pm:   

Had a few questions.

I noticed that the street level on the northbound lanes was a decent bit lower than the existing street level between Main and Eldorado. Are they also planning on lowering the southbound side of the road by that same amount? What are the plans for handling the Fisher/Eldorado intersection? If you're heading north on Eldorado, will you still be able to turn left to get on Fisher?
 

Jim Page
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Post Number: 9
Registered: 05-2010
Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 01:39 pm:   

Jason,
Seeing as Main to Eldorado has more traffic than Eldorado to 380, why wasn't this part scheduled to be completed first???
 

Jason Brodigan, Sr. Civil Engineer
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Post Number: 80
Registered: 06-2008
Posted on Friday, May 27, 2011 - 10:43 am:   

The elevation of the southbound lanes will be constructed to match the northbound lanes, so the southbound lanes will be lowered as well. A short piece of Fisher will be reconstructed to match the new elevation. There is a left turn lane and median opening to allow northbound Preston traffic to turn left on Fisher.
 

Jason Brodigan, Sr. Civil Engineer
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Post Number: 81
Registered: 06-2008
Posted on Friday, May 27, 2011 - 11:00 am:   

TxDOT typically allows the contractor to construct the project in the manner the contractor is able to most efficiently complete the entire project and maintain traffic flow. Due to elevation differences, construction of the noise wall, and the number of lanes required to be maintained, the southern section of the project is more difficult to construct and has taken longer.
 

Simon Martin
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Post Number: 10
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2011 - 12:41 pm:   

The paver hasn't moved from it's current spot in three weeks, and the rebar has been laid for over a month. I hardly see anybody working when it appears it has been ready to lay concrete for quite some time. What is the hold up?
 

Jason Brodigan, Sr. Civil Engineer
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Post Number: 82
Registered: 06-2008
Posted on Thursday, June 02, 2011 - 04:55 pm:   

The paving operation has made steady progress on Preston Rd. Sinacola was originally scheduled to pave the northbound lanes in mid June; however, due to the availibility of the paving crews, they moved in early and completed some of the pavement. They were scheduled to be on another project in late May so the paving crews did leave the project for a couple weeks, but they are back and progressing well.

The current phase of paving is expected to be completed and open to traffic in late June/early July.
 

MikeD5551
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Post Number: 5
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 08:22 pm:   

When is the intersection of Preston and Fisher expected to close and for how long? Thank you!
 

Jason Brodigan, Sr. Civil Engineer
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Post Number: 83
Registered: 06-2008
Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 - 09:15 am:   

We are expecting Sinacola to close Fisher in late August/early September. Fisher is expected to be closed for 4-6 weeks.
 

Tom Kendrick
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Post Number: 17
Registered: 04-2002
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 11:26 am:   

A utility locator service was on my street (Meadowhill) this morning. Is his appearance related to changing the grade on Meadowhill to match the lowered elevation of Preston Road southbound lanes?
 

Jason Brodigan, Sr. Civil Engineer
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Post Number: 89
Registered: 06-2008
Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2011 - 04:27 pm:   

The utility locater service was likely for the work to be done on Meadow Hill; however, utility locaters can be called out for many different types of work.

Meadow Hill will be lowered to match the new grades on Preston Road and the work is scheduled to be started shortly after the traffic switch scheduled for next week.

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