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(July 1, 2011) Frisco’s Freedom Fest on Saturday, July 2, will include a festival in Frisco Square and a soccer game at Pizza Hut Park followed by a fireworks show. These events will require the closure of several streets in and around Frisco Square and will create heavy traffic loads that will necessitate the closure of eastbound Main Street at 10:00 p.m. The successive roadway closures are summarized in this map and are described below:
The streets around the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center will be closed starting at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 1, and will remain closed all day Saturday, July 2. Frisco Square Boulevard will be closed between World cup and Frisco Street, which includes the plaza in front of City Hall and the Library. In addition, Library Street will be closed between Page Street and Frisco Square Blvd. The Frisco Public Library will be closed on Saturday, but the book drop behind the building will be accessible to residents who approach the building on Page Street.
Due to the festival, the weekly Farmers’ Market will be located in the East Frisco Square Parking Lot. Throughout the morning, customers will be able to access the East Parking Lot by using Coleman Boulevard or the driveway that connects to Main Street.
Coleman Boulevard will be closed starting at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and will remain closed for the rest of the day. Therefore, after 2:00 p.m., Frisco Square residents and customers will need to park in the West and East Frisco Square Parking Lots. Each parking lot will only be accessible from one driveway on eastbound Main Street. Westbound motorists can make a u-turn at World Cup Way in order to access these driveways.
Frisco Street will be closed between Main Street and Technology Drive from about 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. due to the fireworks show. After the fireworks, northbound Frisco Street will reopen, but southbound Frisco Street will remain closed until about midnight.
Eastbound Main Street and eastbound Cotton Gin Road -- between Legacy Drive and Dallas Parkway -- will be closed at 10:00 p.m. in order to move traffic more efficiently out of Pizza Hut Park and Frisco Square following the festival and fireworks. In addition, the southbound exit ramp from the Dallas North Tollway to Cotton Gin Road will be closed at the same time. Both roads and the exit ramp should be open again by around midnight. During this closure, traffic heading east on Main Street should use Legacy Drive to reach either Eldorado Parkway or Lebanon Road to continue eastward. During this time, Frisco Square can be reached by turning onto Main Street from northbound or southbound Dallas Parkway.
To minimize congestion after the fireworks, exit routes from Pizza Hut Park and Frisco Square will be limited in order to reduce the points where traffic flows try to cross each other. View the map showing these exit routes.
Depending on where they park, Freedom Fest visitors will be directed onto eastbound or westbound Main Street or north to Eldorado Parkway when they leave the Frisco Square/Pizza Hut Park area and then should follow the signs to reach the Dallas North Tollway or Preston Road. Even with these procedures in place, motorists should be prepared for the extra time it will take to exit the area since so many people will be leaving at the same time after the fireworks show.