Contact: Marcus Sandifer
Phone: (903) 799-1306
Date: Jan. 31, 2019
A signal light will be added to the intersection of Loop 390 and State Highway 154/Van Zandt Street in Marshall this year according to plans approved in January by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Marshall city officials requested a signal light be installed at the intersection last year and participated in funding $80,000 toward the cost of the project in order to improve traffic safety along the loop.
“The signal light will have the flashing yellow arrow light and video detection that will identify traffic approaching the intersection and change the signal accordingly to help traffic move more efficiently,” said Rebecca Wells, district traffic engineer for TxDOT in Atlanta.
Left turn lanes will also be added to Loop 390 at the intersection. In order to accommodate the new turn lanes, traffic will be reduced to one lane each direction approaching the intersection. Additional street lights will also be added along Loop 390 leading up to the intersection to better illuminate the highway at night.
Striping Technology of Tyler was awarded the contract for this project with a bid of $284,476.
"Work on the projects should begin in April of this year and take about three months to complete," Wells said.
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