Recent Traffic Studies, Road Projects, and Initiatives
With the city’s recent growth, roads and traffic have become a major focus area of the community. Staff intends to provide regular updates on the status of all the roadway improvement projects and initiatives that are planned or underway.
- Leonard Avenue Extension to Collin County Outer Loop
- Leonard Avenue Extension to FM 455
- Ferguson Parkway
- Rosamond Parkway Widening to Four Lanes from US 75 to SH 5
- US 75 Phase II Widening
- SH 5 Widening
- Rosamond Parkway Extension to Sherley Elementary
Latest Update: City Council approved the development agreement with the landowner of the property south of Foster Crossing last year. The staff has reviewed the 90% plans and we issued comments on March 13, 2023. The project was submitted to Collin County with a request for funding. Staff expects to hear back on county funding next month. If county funds are received, staff will push the project forward into the construction phase. The schedule will be based on county agreements and funding timelines.
Latest Update: The City Council approved the development agreement with the Leonard Trails project in February, which includes construction of the extension of Leonard Avenue from the Anna Town Square neighborhood to FM 455. Leonard Avenue will be built with the first phase of the development. Staff has received engineering plans for the project. Staff just reviewed the second submittal and returned comments.
Latest Update: The North Central Texas Council of Governments approved the city’s request for additional project funding at their January 24, 2023 meeting. Staff is currently working with the consultant to revise the Advanced Funding Agreement, which we expect to bring to the City Council for approval in the summer.
Latest Update: This widening project was submitted to Collin County with a request for funding. The scope includes building the road to a 4-lane divided section with traffic signals at US 75, West Crossing Boulevard, and SH 5. Staff expects to hear back on county funding next month. If county funds are received, staff will push the project forward into the design phase. The schedule will be based upon county agreements and funding timelines.
Latest Update: As of March 2023, the contractor awarded our utility relocation project has mobilized and is beginning work. We expect the utility relocations to take approximately 100 days. TxDOT has completed their design of the project and plans to bid the construction of US 75 from FM 455 to the county line. The project currently has a bid date of September 2026. However, TxDOT is exploring multiple options to expedite the bid date and will do so as soon as funding is identified.
Latest Update: As of March 2023, the city is 80% complete in acquiring easements for the SH 5 utility relocations from the Collin County Outer Loop to Hackberry Drive. The design plans are 95% complete. Most of the easement needs are below the $50,000 threshold, however easement purchases in excess of $50,000 and those which may require eminent domain will be brought before the City Council at future meetings as necessary. All easements should be acquired by July 1 pending any eminent domain needs. As soon as all easements are acquired, the city will bid the project. The construction is expected to take 180 days.
On the TxDOT side, TxDOT has not yet placed the construction of the road within their 5-year funding window. However, the project has recently been submitted as a candidate for accelerated funding and if approved the project will bid as soon as utilities can be relocated. The current letting date of 2028 is highly subject to change, with acceleration being a possibility.
Additionally, TxDOT is removing the broken sign within their ROW at the corner of the intersection of SH 5 and Foster Crossing Road. When TxDOT acquired the ROW the sign became theirs. It is now in disrepair and will be removed by a TXDOT contractor in the coming weeks.
Latest Update: The developer is 10% complete in their utility construction for Coyote Meadows. They plan to begin paving of roads in July 2023. The road construction for Rosamond is expected to begin in August.
US 75 Mowing and Trash
Latest Update: TxDOT’s contractor’s completed trash pickup at the FM455/75 intersection March 15, 2023. The full trash pickup along US 75 is scheduled to begin March 28, 2023. Per TxDOT staff, the next trash pickup will then be scheduled for May and after that in September. City staff has been informed by TxDOT that the first round of mowing of the US 75 right-of-way will happen in June.
- US 75 Frontage Road at Outer Loop
- SH 5 and Rosamond Parkway
- FM 455 and Oak Hollow Drive
- SH 5 and Finley Boulevard
- FM 455 at Westfield Drive / Willow Creek Drive
- FM 455 at Victoria Falls Drive
- Hackberry Drive
In March 2023, TxDot completed the traffic signal study for the intersection of US 75 at Outer Loop/Foster Crossing Rd that was requested by the City of Anna. Based on this study and the field investigation, TxDot concurs with the City’s request to install a traffic signal at this intersection.
Traffic Signal Warrant (PDF)
At the completion of signal construction, TxDOT will maintain the traffic signal.
View the traffic study for SH 5 and Rosamond Parkway (PDF).
- Findings: Only Warrant 3 was met.
- Recommendation: Do another study once the new developments on the north side of Rosamond have more homes and traffic volumes increase.
- Status: We will be obtaining updated counts on Rosamond at SH 5 later this year once Rosamond at US 75 is open. Previously, volume counts criteria were not met. If the counts demonstrate additional warrants are met, we will submit the official request for the signal.
View the traffic study for FM 455 and Oak Hollow Drive (PDF).
- Findings: Findings: Warrant 1B, 2, 3, and 7 met. Signal Required.
- Recommendation: Install Traffic Signal.
- Status: This signal is in final design and equipment has been ordered (As of March 2023). Per TxDOT staff, they expect to bid the project in the month of May 2023. Currently, it is common that signal pole material acquisition is taking contractors 6-7 months. This problem is not unique to TxDOT, and staff have confirmed with multiple cities within the county that they are experiencing the same delays. It is therefore likely that physical signal construction will not occur for 9-12 months.
View the traffic study for SH 5 and Finley Boulevard (PDF).
(Updated - May 2023)
- Findings: Findings: Warrant 1A, 2, 3, and 9 met. Signal Required.
- Recommendation: Install Traffic Signal.
- Status: Per TxDOT staff, this project has been bid. Materials are scheduled to be delivered this summer (2023) and installation will follow shortly after. We expect installation to begin late this year, with the signal going active by early 2024.
Additionally, a striping contractor has re-striped Finley Boulevard from SH 5 into the Anna Town Square neighborhood. This month, the City Council approved a contract with a design consultant to provide the design and construction plan preparation to complete Finley between SH 5 and Sharp as a 4-lane road. Design will begin in June and the project is expected to go to construction in late 2024.
View the traffic study for FM 455 at Westfield Drive / Willow Creek Drive (PDF).
- Findings: No Warrants met.
- Recommendation: Monitor traffic volumes and reassess if volumes change significantly.
- Status: The study done in Fall of 2021 showed warrant criteria was not met. Since the subdivision is built out, we have not seen any significant changes in traffic volumes. If we see significant changes in traffic volumes, we will conduct another study.
Status: City Council brought this intersection up at a meeting with TxDOT in January 2023. It has not been previously studied. Since it is less than 500-ft from the new signal going in at Oak Hollow Drive, city staff believe that the signal at Oak Hollow will create traffic gaps to improve the ability for cars to turn in/out of the intersection.
Once the new signal is installed and operational at Oak Hollow, the city will revisit the intersection to see if further study is needed.
Latest Update: The city has acquired all necessary easements and rights of way for the project. The project is currently advertised for bid. The bid opening is scheduled for April 6, 2023. The city plans to award the project at the April 27, 2023 City Council Meeting and construction is expected to begin in late May or early June. During construction, the section of Hackberry east of Bambrough Drive which has failed will be replaced. It should be noted that Atmos will be a determining agent as to when the project commences as staff is pushing to have their utility line out of the way by May.
View the Jan. 25, 2022 City Council Workshop presentation (PDF) on Traffic Signals Warrant Studies.
What are Traffic Signal Warrant Studies?
A traffic signal warrant study reviews 9 critical aspects of an intersection (warrants). This information is then used to determine whether a traffic signal is needed. The warrants include:
|1A||Eight Hour Volume – Minimum Vehicular Volume (70% & 56%)|
|1B||Eight Hour Volume – Interruption of Continuous Traffic (70% & 56%)|
|2||Four Hour Vehicular Volume|
|6||Coordinated Signal System|
|9||Intersection Near a RR Grade Crossing|