Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Frisco's West Main Street Project

In about a year West Main Street in Frisco will have a new look, designed to revitalize the area and develop a safe pedestrian environment.

“This project will create a true western gateway to Frisco, which we really don’t have right now,” Michael Penny, Frisco town manager, said in a press release.

Some of the major highlights of the about $2 million project include a roundabout at Forest Drive and West Main, sidewalks along the north side of the road and street parking in front of commercial businesses.

Last week, spokesmen from PBS & J, the company out of Denver that is working on the project, met with the Frisco Town Council to review a few conceptual designs that incorporated feedback from the public. The council approved the alternative that represented what the community said they wanted in earlier meetings and surveys.

On Monday, Mike Harmer, project manager with PBS & J, said they are about 20 percent into the design phase. The streetscape project will go up for bid in spring 2007 when the design phase is complete, and construction will likely be from summer to fall for the main infrastructure, he said.

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