Signal Lights to be Added to US 80 at East Lansing Road

Contact: Marcus Sandifer

Phone: (903) 799-1306

Date: Sept. 28, 2017

Signal lights will be added to the intersection of US 80 and East Lansing Road during the coming year, according to plans approved in September by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

“The signal lights will have a new feature that local motorists may have not seen before—a flashing yellow arrow light,” said Rebecca Wells, district traffic engineer for TxDOT in Atlanta. “The protected left-turn signals will have a green arrow, a flashing yellow arrow, a steady yellow arrow and a red arrow.

“A steady green arrow means motorists can safely make a left turn as oncoming traffic has a red light. A flashing yellow arrow means left turns are allowed, but turning motorists must yield to oncoming traffic which now has a green light. A steady yellow arrow means prepare to stop, and a steady red arrow, of course, means stop,” Wells said.

The flashing yellow arrow signals are the result of a nationwide study by the Federal Highway Administration that amended the federal standards for left-turn signals.

A signal light will also be added south of the intersection on Shady Brook Lane at Trinity Industries.

East Texas Bridge, Inc. of Longview was awarded the contract for this project with a bid of $482,089.

Work on the projects should begin in December of this year and take about six months to complete, Wells said.


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