Seventh Street to undergo complete reconstruction

December 30, 2014

Resident meeting set for Friday, Jan. 2 at Public Works

PROSPER – Upgrading of Prosper streets, which has been the hallmark of the 2014 calendar year, will continue into the New Year as the reconstruction of Seventh Street starts on Jan. 5, says Public Works Director Frank Jaromin, P.E.

“Our emphasis continues to be the improvement of streets throughout Town,” he said. “Keeping up with the Town’s growth and development requires that our infrastructure keep pace. Some of our older streets are in serious need of repair or replacement.”

Seventh Street, among the Town’s oldest residential roads, will undergo complete replacement from Coleman Street to the street’s end at the Prosper ISD Administration Building starting on Jan. 5 and continuing for five months. Seventh Street west of Coleman Street is not affected.

In addition to converting the street from asphalt to concrete, the two-lane street reconstruction will also include the laying of a new water line to replace the current line.

“Minor water outages to residential customers will occur as we shut off the supply in sections,” he said. “We expect these to be brief, and each time they occur, we will alert the affected residents in advance.”

During the reconstruction of Seventh Street, traffic will only flow in an eastbound direction. Drivers will be able to drive from Coleman Street toward the Prosper ISD facilities, but not in the other direction until the construction is
completed.

“Traffic will be restricted to a one-way pattern for the duration, and residents must use the adjoining streets to travel in a westerly direction” he said. That pattern allows for construction to continue unabated, and still permit access
to homes and property on the street.

Also slated for minor construction is the intersection of Seventh Street and Church Street. A drainage project and street reconstruction will cause Church Street to become one-way northbound from Sixth Street to Eighth Street.

The Town will supply temporary mailboxes in close proximity to residences during the project.

“We know residents probably have questions, so we are setting up a resident meeting for Friday, January 2 at 6 p.m. at the Public Works Building,” he said. Public Works is located at 601 West Fifth Street, adjacent to the Burlington
Northern Santa Fe railroad line.

More information is available by contacting Public Works at (972) 347-9969.

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