TXDOT to install safety lighting systems on nine area highways

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ATLANTA, Texas — The Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) says they will be installing new safety lighting systems on nine area highways.

The projects were approved in June.

“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.”

Texas Traffic Control Systems, Inc. of Dike, Texas, was awarded the contract for the safety lighting projects with a bid of $587,345.

According to Wells, the TXDOT work is expected to begin this fall and take about nine months to complete.

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Here is a list of the intersections where the lighting additions are scheduled to be installed:

  • 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