Letting in a shoofly

This article showcases a new six-lane thoroughfare being constructed in Frisco, Texas, which is being used to increase mobility and economic development in the suburbs of Dallas. The city used to be divided by the BNSF railroad tracks, with everything to the east largely commercial and to the west largely residential. However, this new artery, part of Frisco's comprehensive development plan, is expected to reduce congestion and provide the mobility that is needed to meet its economic potential. Project issues, including wetland impact permit, twin bridges, relocation of a creek tributary, temporary railroad shoofly (detour bridge), four-span railroad bridge, and removal and replacement of railroad trestle, are summarized. Designers are managing to incorporate innovations that are functional, yet also attractive.


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  • Accession Number: 01446222
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 2012 11:15AM