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Bobby Sokhanvar
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Post Number: 6
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Monday, November 27, 2006 - 10:29 am:   

just wanted to know when parkwood, ohio(in front of the college) and warren are gonna widen out to 4 lanes instead of 2 lanes?
 

Kimberly Dalton, EIT
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Post Number: 38
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 09:55 am:   

Parkwood Lane between Lebanon and Warren is under design by Garver Engineering to expand the existing two lane section to four lanes. The design is expected to be completed in mid 2007 with an anticipated construction date of late 2007. At this time, the expansion of Ohio Drive between Wade Blvd and Hillcrest Road from the existing two lane section to four lanes will be constructed by the property owner adjacent to Ohio Drive. The City has seen preliminary designs, but the construction is at the developer's timetable.
 

Brian C
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Username: Brianc

Post Number: 88
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 12:28 pm:   

What about Warren at Hillcrest? Shouldn't traffic demands come before waiting for a developer to purchase the land and do it?
 

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

Post Number: 346
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 - 09:06 am:   

Brian,

When working with the citizens bond committee in late 2005, well over 50 different roadway projects were considered. This project was not one of them. Traffic counts in 2005 show about 9,500 vehicles per day. Two lanes can carry up to 15,000 cars per day without incurring much delay. The long range volume projection (year 2025) for Warren between Ohio and Hillcrest is 22,500 vehicles per day.

At the Warren and Hillcrest intersection, Warren is four lanes for a couple hundred feet just west of the intersection. In the current unsignalized condition, widening Warren to four lanes further west will not change the operation because we would still only allow one lane to turn right and one lane to turn left. It is possible that a signal could be needed at this location before the widening takes place. If that happens, then we would also likely change the lane assignment on eastbound Warren to allow a left-turn lane and a shared left-turn/right-turn lane to improve operations.

New signal warrant studies will be conducted for this location in 2007 when counts are updated in this area.

Thanks
Brian Moen
Transportation Manager
 

William Osborn
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 - 10:06 pm:   

What are the plans and timing for widening Legacy to 6 lanes
 

Brian Moen, Asst. Dir. Eng. /Transp
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Username: Brian

Post Number: 314
Registered: 07-2001
Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 07:16 pm:   

William,

We are starting the design to widen Legacy to 6 lanes from Warren to Lebanon as part of an intersection improvement project. This construction will begin in early 2008.

I would expect to see the section from Warren to SH 121 widened within the next 5 years. There is no design underway yet for that portion.

The section from Lebanon north to Citation (just north of Stonebrook) will eventually be widened to 6 lanes, however, the timeline is unknown at this time.

From Citation to Main, the widening to six lanes is currently out to bid and will be complete by early 2008.

From Main Street north, there isn't a timeline established yet.

Thanks
Brian Moen
Asst. Dir. Engineering Services/Transportation
 

William Osborn
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Post Number: 4
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Friday, June 22, 2007 - 04:46 pm:   

It appears that the long wait at the intersection of southbound Legacy and SH 121 could be alleviated by a left turn lane and there is room to add one and widen the approach to the intersection. Is this under consideration?
 

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

Post Number: 413
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2007 - 07:58 am:   

William,

This improvement would likely occur when Legacy from Warren to SH 121 is widened to six lanes. This expected to occur within the next 3 to 4 years.

The interim solution will be when the SH 121 main lanes are opened. This will cause the frontage volumes to drop at least 50 to 75 percent. This drop in the frontage road volume will allow Plano to reallocate the green time to better serve southbound Legacy.

Thanks
Brian Moen
Asst. Dir. Engineering Services/Transportation
 

Mike
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Username: Newyork1

Post Number: 1
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Monday, July 09, 2007 - 03:04 pm:   

What are the updated plans for widening legacy to 6 lanes from 121 to Main?
 

Brian Moen, Asst. Dir. Eng. /Transp
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Username: Brian

Post Number: 316
Registered: 07-2001
Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 - 06:14 pm:   

Mike,

Please refer to my post in this thread from May 31. The only change from that post is the Legacy (Citation to Main) bid was awarded to a contractor at the July 3, 2007 Council Meeting. It is still slated for completion in early 2008.

Thanks
Brian Moen
Asst. Dir. Engineering Services/Transportation
 

Mike
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Username: Newyork1

Post Number: 2
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Friday, July 20, 2007 - 05:46 pm:   

Are there any plans to widen Main from 4 to 6 lanes west of the tollway?
 

Brian Moen, Asst. Dir. Eng. /Transp
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Username: Brian

Post Number: 318
Registered: 07-2001
Posted on Monday, July 23, 2007 - 09:22 am:   

Mike,

It will be widened to 6 lanes. When the bond committee was meeting in 2005, this project did rank high on the list of possible projects that could be built with the road bonds recommended by the committee. The bonds were expected to be sold over a 5 year period.

I would expect the construction of the widening to begin within the next three to four years.

Thanks
Brian Moen
Asst. Dir. Engineering Services/Transportation
 

Brian C
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Username: Brianc

Post Number: 122
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Saturday, December 15, 2007 - 03:40 am:   

Is there any update on Warren/Hillcrest, expansion, signal plans, etc?

Also, I know there was discussion, maybe approval, for intersection lights and signals at Warren/Ohio and another intersection N/S of that. Do you have details on those projects/timelines?
Thanks.
 

Michael Bulla, Special Project Manager
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Username: Michael_bulla

Post Number: 2
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Tuesday, January 08, 2008 - 04:22 pm:   

Brian,

We are continuing to monitor the traffic volumes at these intersections. At this time, the Warren/Hillcrest intersection has not reached the “signal needed” status. Warren/Ohio and Gaylord/Ohio are beginning to reach the thresholds we look for when deciding to signalize an intersection. These two locations are currently under design. We should see some final plans in the second half of the year. Please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns.

Thanks

Michael
 

jackie arwine
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Username: Reside

Post Number: 1
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2008 - 09:59 am:   

When will the City widen Lebanon from 423 going East to 4 lanes?
 

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

Post Number: 488
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2008 - 02:01 pm:   

Jackie,

Here is an excerpt from the Engineering Services monthly report to City Council on January 2 concerning Lebanon:

Lebanon Parkway (FM 423 – 4th Army) – Spiars Engineering designed the widening of
Lebanon Road from two to four lanes (eastbound lanes). Engineering plans were revised to
incorporate new subgrade requirements. The project was bid on October 16, 2007 and
Rodman was the lowest bidder. Construction is expected to start in January 2008 and is
expected to take approximately 15-18 months.
 

Mike
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Username: Newyork1

Post Number: 7
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Wednesday, July 09, 2008 - 06:12 pm:   

1. Why did they not decide to put right turn lanes into the Gaylord/Mall Road F improvement project on east and westbound Gaylord?

2. What intersection improvements are being done at Main & Teel?

3. When is construction going to begin to widen Legacy between Warren & Lebanon?
 

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

Post Number: 551
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Friday, July 11, 2008 - 08:42 am:   

We conducted a study of the mall and these two turn lanes were not part of the recommended improvements. A westbound right-turn lane would have been beneficial, but the ROW cost and the cost to adjust nearby art would have been too costly to deal with.

At Main and Teel, a northbound right-turn lane is being added and a left-turn lane is being added to the southbound direction to eliminate the split phase signal operation on Teel. The median nose on the eastern leg of the intersection is also being adjusted to provide a better turning radius for the southbound double left-turn lanes.

The expansion of Legacy is on hold until more construction funding becomes available. More bond money is being sold this month, but the amount was reduced due to the state of the economy. I do not know right now if we will be able to come up with the additional funds needed from this bond sale or if it will need to wait until next summer.

Thanks
Brian Moen

Brian A. Moen, P.E.
Assistant Director of Engineering Services/Transportation
City of Frisco
6101 Frisco Square Boulevard, Third Floor
Frisco, Texas 75034
Phone (direct): 972-292-5450
Phone (department) 972-292-5400
Fax: 972-292-5016
E-mail: bmoen@friscotexas.gov
Web Page: www.friscotexas.gov

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