Step Up Main Street – Frisco Main Street Construction Project
Step Up Main Street Construction Hotline
Weekly Construction Updates will Resume in April 6th when Phase 2 Spring Construction Begins
Phase 2 Open House will be held on Tuesday, March 3rd from 11 am- 12 pm and 5 – 6 pm in Council Chambers at Frisco Town Hall.
The whole Step Up Main project is anticipated to be completed in 2016 with 4 phases, and with work primarily occurring during the spring and fall.
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Please call the Construction Hotline (970) 668-0836 x9 during the week for the most up to date information.
The project will improve infrastructure and create a more welcoming and usable Main Street. Components of the project include adding additional street benches, updating street lighting, expanding the north side sidewalk two feet (to make it as wide as the current sidewalk on the south side of the street), and updating the paver design / increasing the amenity strip on each side of the sidewalk. The project will also improve drainage, as well as improve safety and functionality. Parking along Main Street will remain in its current configuration, and will result in no net loss of parking for Main Street patrons. Summer seasonal placement of flower planter boxes and hanging flower baskets are planned to continue as in past years. For more information on the “Step Up Main Street” project, please contact Town of Frisco Public Works Department at (970) 668-0836.
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Will the completion of the drainage pipe installation solve
drainage issues this winter (2014/2015)?
We have received a lot of positive feedback about this project solving drainage issues on Main Street, and while laying drainage pipe this fall from 7th Avenue to Madison Avenue will help quicken the pace of future phases, it will unfortunately not solve drainage issues for this winter. The pipe installation was intended to make future phases faster and more efficient. There is additional infrastructure required on each block to improve drainage on Main Street from 7th Avenue to Madison Avenue. That infrastructure will be installed during each of the final 3 phases of the project starting next spring.
But rest assured that the Step Up Main Street will not only present a more aesthetically pleasing Main Street, but also a better functioning one with improved drainage.
Why was Main Street “milled” from 7th Avenue to Madison Avenue? Was it then repaved?
Lots of folks have been asking why Main Street was “torn up” and then “repaved” so we thought an explanation was advisable.
A milling machine was brought in to grind up the asphalt on the eastbound lane of Main Street from 7th Avenue and Madison Avenue so that construction work over the next few weeks could be done more efficiently reducing closure times on the eastbound lane of Main Street. Milling is significantly faster and more economical than cutting asphalt and then removing it with heavy equipment. Milling was done on Main Street from 7th Avenue to Madison Avenue in less than 5 hours early one Monday morning.
The dirt in the milled area was then compacted and the ground up asphalt or “millings” were then placed on the lane and compacted to provide a driving surface of higher quality (and less dusty) than the exposed dirt surface- NO repaving though. Now as construction crews move down Main Street they are able to easily dig through the milled and dirt layers to lay storm drain pipe.
There you have it. Milling is fancy for “grinding”, and no repaving happened just a lot of compacting. Once crews are done laying pipe one block at a time they will in fact be repaving. Check out their handiwork from 7th Avenue to Madison Avenue. Also, working on storm drains now will make the last 3 phases of work on Main Street faster. We’re all about lowest possible impact and efficiency.