Rain delays cause two-day closure on Frisco’s Main Street
August 31, 2014
The intersection of Frisco’s Main Street at Madison Avenue will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 2, and Wednesday, Sept. 3, to make up for weather-related construction delays.
The detour around this closure will be at Fourth Avenue and Creekside Drive, where signage and flaggers will be at to answer questions and assist motorists. The rest of Main Street will be open and accessible for motorists and business.
“Each rain event costs us not only time while it is raining, but we also lose ½ hour to one hour while the site is drying out. Our average rainfall for August is typically under 1 inch, but that average has most definitely been blown away this August,” said Rick Higgins, assistant Public Works director, in a press release.
“We know that snow is around the corner so getting back on schedule is paramount to the completion of Phase 1 of the Step Up Main Street Project.”
Step Up Main Street is a revitalization master plan for Frisco’s Main Street from Madison to Seventh Avenue that aims to improve infrastructure and create a more welcoming Main Street.
The Summit Stage will run a smaller bus during this time, which historically has low ridership numbers. Riders who access the bus stop at First Avenue and Main Street should use either the Sixth Avenue or Creekside Drive stops instead.
While Main Street will open late Wednesday, Madison Avenue will remain closed on both sides of the intersection for cleanup and paver installation, street lights and finish work and should reopen by Friday.
Once the Madison Avenue intersection is completed and starting Monday, Sept. 8, the next phase of work will begin at the Seventh Avenue intersection and will cause one-lane closures.
For more information, call the Step Up Main Street Construction Hotline at 970-668-0836 x9, visit FriscoGov.com and click on the Step Up Main Street icon on the left, sign up to receive the weekly construction newsletter at http://ow.ly/A2yX6 or come to the “Construction Coffee” on Friday, Sept. 5, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Rocky Mountain Coffee Roasters.
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