TxDot installing safety lighting at nine East Texas intersections

ATLANTA ­– Plans for nine highway intersections in Northeast Texas to receive new safety lighting systems were approved in June by the Texas Department of Transportation (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:

  • In Bowie County: US 259 at FM 1701
  • In Bowie County: FM 561 at FM 990
  • In Bowie County: FM 2149 at FM 3098
  • In Harrison County: US 80 at Tom Brown Pkwy
  • In Harrison County: FM 450 at FM 726
  • In Morris County: US 259 at FM 130
  • In Panola County: US 79 at FM 9
  • In Panola County: FM 123 at FM 31
  • In Upshur County: SH 154 at FM 49