Safety Lighting to be Installed at Area Highway Intersections


Contact: Marcus Sandifer

Phone: (903) 799-1306

Date: July 1, 2019


Three highway intersections in Northeast Texas will have new safety lighting systems added during the coming year, according to plans approved in June by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

“Nighttime lighting systems at the intersections will have energy efficient LED lighting and will better illuminate the roadways,” said Rebecca Wells, Director of Transportation Operations for TxDOT in Atlanta. “The LED lights are brighter and more cost efficient than our old lighting systems.”

Intersections scheduled for lighting additions are:

  • In Harrison County: FM 1997 at FM 3001
  • In Marion County: SH 49 at FM 729
  • In Upshur County: SH 155 at FM 2685

Texas Traffic Control Systems, Inc. of Dike, TX, was awarded the contract for these safety lighting projects with a bid of $95,254.

"Work on the projects should begin in September and take about three months to complete," Wells said.

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