(October 24, 2013) Many streets in the Frisco Square area will be closed Saturday, Oct. 26, for the Light the Night Walkathon. Some of the roads close at 8 a.m. and others close at 6 p.m. All of the roads will reopen by 8:30 p.m. A description of the road closures and the various events in the Frisco Square area are described below. See map for further details:
Road Closures at 8 a.m.
The northeast quadrant of Simpson Plaza will close Saturday morning at 8 a.m. and will remain closed all day. Traffic will not be able to travel north on Library Street to enter the plaza. Traffic also will not be able to travel west on Frisco Square Boulevard to enter the plaza. Traffic will still be able to enter the Plaza using Coleman Boulevard from the north, Frisco Square Boulevard from the west and Church Street from the south. However, they will not be able to travel all the way around the plaza, but will instead have to exit the plaza by driving south on Library Street.
Early Voting at the Frisco Senior Center
Early voting for this November’s Special Election will be taking place Saturday at the Frisco Senior Center between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Traffic heading to the Senior Center will not be impacted by any road closures until 6 p.m. At that time, there will only be two routes to reach the Senior Center: Voters can take Main Street and then drive south on John W. Elliott Drive, or they can take Cotton Gin Road and then drive north on Library Street and turn right onto Burnham Street.
Access to the Frisco Public Library
The Frisco Public Library will be open as usual between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., and parking will be available in front of the building and in the free parking garage behind the building. Patrons driving to the library can approach the building from any direction except the east. Detour signs will be posted. The road in front of the library will be closed to inbound traffic as soon as the library closes. Motorists picking up a library patron after 6 p.m. should arrange to do so behind the building.
Shawnee Trail Cowboy Day Event
The Shawnee Trail Cowboy Day Event will be taking place at the Frisco Heritage Center between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Access to the event will not be restricted by any road closures because they take place later in the day.
Road Closures between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. (Light the Night Walkathon)
Starting at 6 p.m., the rest of Simpson Plaza will be closed to traffic. In addition, Library Street will be closed from Frisco Square Boulevard to Burnham Street, and Page Street will be closed at Library Street.
During these closures, there will be no vehicular access to the plaza in front of City Hall and the Library. But motorists will be able to access the free municipal parking garage and the library book drop-off behind the building by approaching on Page Street from the west.
The following groups should use Main Street and Coleman Boulevard to access the parking lots behind the Frisco Square businesses:
· Walkathon participants
· Restaurant/business traffic on Coleman Blvd.
· Residents who live north of the plaza
The following groups should use northbound Dallas Parkway or World Cup Way to reach Page Street to access the free parking garage behind City Hall and the Library:
· Walkathon participants
· Library book drop-off traffic (the Library will be closed by this time)
The following groups should use Main Street and John W. Elliott Drive to access their facilities:
· Babe’s Restaurant
· Frisco Senior Center (including early voting visitors)
· Heritage Center
· Residents who live east of Library Street
The following groups should use northbound Dallas Parkway or World Cup Way to reach Frisco Square Boulevard to access their facilities:
· Pizzeria Testa valet parking
· Forest Park Medical Center
· Cinemark Theater