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Matt
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Username: Mattmcghee

Post Number: 12
Registered: 07-2003
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 01:26 pm:   

I noticed this morning that new signal poles are up at the intersection of Preston and Gaylord. While they look much better than the wires currently in use, it is very different than the painted poles that are used all along gaylord. I thought the direction was to use the painted poles throughout the city. Why were the painted poles not used?
 

Brian Moen, Transportation Manager
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Username: Brian

Post Number: 280
Registered: 07-2001
Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 08:32 pm:   

Matt,

At the time when this signal was designed, the City of Frisco had not yet decided to powder coat all of our signal poles.

The reconstruction of this signal is funded by TxDOT and they do not powder coat poles at their intersections.

Thanks
Brian Moen
Transportation Manager
 

Matt
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Username: Mattmcghee

Post Number: 13
Registered: 07-2003
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 01:26 pm:   

Brian,
Thanks for the info. My next question is in regards to the street lights that are up in the median of Preston just north of Gaylord. They are also powder coated. Did txdot install those? Do they not work with cities so that if a city wanted to have them all be the same, they could pick up the difference between the regular silver poles and the painted ones?
 

Brian Moen, Transportation Manager
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Username: Brian

Post Number: 281
Registered: 07-2001
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 05:14 pm:   

Matt,

The City of Frisco funded the construction of the street lighting along Preston.

The procedure you suggest for paying for an upgrade to the signal poles is something that TxDOT will allow. Unfortunately the timing didn't work out for getting it done at Gaylord.

Thanks
Brian Moen
Transportation Manager
 

K. Wilkens
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Username: Wilkens09

Post Number: 6
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Saturday, November 05, 2005 - 04:23 pm:   

Another question regarding these lightpoles at Gaylord/Preston...the one facing you as you drive north on Preston approaching the Gaylord intersection really sways in the wind. I'd like to believe it is safe and will not come crashing down but it sure is scary to watch. Is this something the contractor can address?
 

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

Post Number: 215
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Friday, November 11, 2005 - 01:33 pm:   

The TxDOT contractor is completing the construction of these signals. Included in the plans for each mast arm are dampeners that help stabilize the mast arm. The poles are designed to accommodate movement in the wind. These mast arms at this intersection are about 10 to 15 feet longer than the others you are used to seeing on Preston. Because of this added length, the movement of the mast arms in the wind is more noticeable.

Thanks
Brian Moen
Transportation Manager

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