Bike Friendly Richardson

TxDOT to Study US-75 Corridor from I-635 to Highway 121

Posted in City Stuff by dickdavid on March 15, 2013

Stop Light In Front Of The Morning Sun

From the City of Richardson‘s weekly newsletter:

The City Council on Monday discussed an ongoing TxDOT study of US-75 from I-635 to Highway 121. The study is designed to identify and address mobility needs in the corridor to meet future growth, enhance quality of life, support economic development and improve public safety. 

The City of Richardson is developing a vision statement for the project, which identifies goals the City has for the project. Preliminary goals include finding congestion relief on both sides of US-75 and keeping the highway from becoming a greater vertical barrier. The City is also seeking to keep the highway easily accessible for local drivers and enhance pedestrian and bicycle mobility across the corridor. 

Study leaders are examining several transportation alternatives in the corridor, including the addition of freeway lanes and managed lanes, arterial improvements and public transportation enhancements. 

Watch the work session presentation at http://bit.ly/XHh1z1.

I have to say, I’m certainly glad the City is listening to it’s citizens. It seems like every planning meeting that I’ve attended had folks complaining about the vertical barrier of US-75, splitting the city into two – and that there aren’t any safe, south-side crossings for pedestrians and cyclists. I hope TxDOT takes that into serious consideration.

I wouldn’t mind seeing a nice pedestrian/bike underpass or bridge crossing US-75. south of Belt Line Road. We’ve got some great, under-highway passages on both sides of Renner Road. Let’s give some attention to our southern neighbors.

Central Underpass – Progress On The West Side

Posted in Bike Trails and Routes, City Stuff by dickdavid on November 28, 2010

There is a bit more progress on the Spring Creek Trail / Renner Trail connection at the Central Expressway (US-75) underpass. This time there is progress on the west side of Central, extending the Renner Trail from where it dead ends at the QMAC building – to the upcoming under-highway connection.

Central Underpass - West Side

View From Underpass

Central Underpass - West Side

Facing North Towards Renner

Central Underpass - West Side

Facing South Away From Renner

Here is a quick pic of the east side (Spring Creek Trail connection) showing a bit more trail from our last report. From here, underpass construction will begin.

More Trail

View Of The East Side Trail End

Follow our coverage of this trail construction:
September 26, 2010
August 28, 2010
August 21, 2010
July 25, 2010
June 13, 2010
May 8, 2010
April 3, 2010
March 11, 2010

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