Contact: Heather Deaton
Phone: (903) 799-1306
Date: June 23, 2022
Plans for nine highway intersections in Northeast Texas to receive new safety lighting systems were approved in June by TxDOT.
“Nighttime lighting systems at the intersections will be installed that will have energy efficient LED lighting and will better illuminate the roadways,” said Rebecca Wells, director of Transportation Operations for TxDOT in Atlanta. “Data from the Federal Highway Administration shows that lighting is a proven safety improvement. Lighting at intersections can reduce nighttime crashes up to 38 percent,” Wells added.
Texas Traffic Control Systems, Inc. of Dike, TX, was awarded the contract for the safety lighting projects with a bid of $587,345.
Work is expected to begin this fall and take about nine months to complete, Wells said.
Intersections scheduled for lighting additions are:
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