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Todd Mundorff
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Username: Tmundorff

Post Number: 6
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 01:04 pm:   

Can you provide any information on the construction in the eastbound lane of Eldorado at the Preston intersection? This is an extremely congested area already, how long will this roadwork have (eastbound) traffic diverted into the westbound lane of Eldorado?
 

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

Post Number: 188
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 03:23 pm:   

Per Brian Moen, Transportation Manager:

TxDOT is making adjustments regarding how Eldorado ties into Preston as they get ready to transfer traffic to the new bridges just north of Eldorado. This traffic switch will remain in place for about 30 days. A second traffic switch will occur while they complete adjustments on the north side of the intersection. That second switch will also last about 30 days. Once the traffic switches on Eldorado are complete, Preston traffic will then be transferred to the new bridges.
 

Kristie Clark
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Username: Kclark

Post Number: 7
Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 07:51 pm:   

WIll this also include a right turn only lane from Preston to Eldorado (traveling north on Preston and East on Eldorado)?

(Message edited by admin on September 22, 2005)
 

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

Post Number: 190
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2005 - 07:57 am:   

Per Brian Moen, Transportation Manager:

It does not include a right turn only lane.
 

New Frisco Resident
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Username: Just_me

Post Number: 3
Registered: 02-2004
Posted on Sunday, October 23, 2005 - 04:21 pm:   

Is there any possiblity that a left turn lane could be cut into the center median while they are doing the other work? That would allow more people to get through each light without altering the angle of the traffic that is going straight thru the intersection. I have had to wait as long as three light cycles to get through the intersection during peak hours and it is getting a little frustrating.

 

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

Post Number: 211
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 09:10 am:   

The current project is a TxDOT project and we are unable to change order their project to construct the change you have suggested. We are beginning the design plans that will widen Eldorado from Preston to DNT. As part of that project, we will be putting together an accelerated project that will build out Eldorado on the west side of this intersection for several hundred feet. This will then allow for all of the westbound lanes to be used. We expect the construction of these intersection improvements to begin in about 9 months.

Thanks
Brian Moen
Transportation Manager
 

kat graham
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Username: Kat_graham

Post Number: 2
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Saturday, November 05, 2005 - 12:27 pm:   

I have a question for another Eldorado intersection. At Eldorado and Teel, can the light for north/south Teel be changed so that north bound has a green light and green left turn arrow, then the south bound have the green light and left arrow. In the mornings there is quite a backup because of roughly same number of people going straight and turning left for both north and south directions. If they aren't in sync that backup for southbound Teel gets bad.
 

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

Post Number: 214
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Friday, November 11, 2005 - 01:28 pm:   

Kat,

We will schedule new turning movement counts for this intersection and evaluate if the use of the left-turn arrow can improve traffic flow. Our initial evaluation of the intersection after the signal was turned earlier this year showed the use of the arrow would actually increase the overall delay to motorists on Teel.

Thanks
Brian Moen
Transportation Manager

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