Nine 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.

According to a press release, “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. “The LED lights are brighter and more cost-efficient than our old lighting systems.”

Striping Technologies of Tyler, TX, was awarded the contract for these safety lighting projects with a bid of $539,434.

Work on the projects should begin in August and take about nine months to complete, Wells said.

Intersections scheduled for lighting additions are:

    • In Bowie County: SH 93 at FM 558 and SH 98 at FM 1840.
    • In Cass County: US 59 at FM 2327.
    • In Harrison County: US 59 at FM 1793, FM 450 at 2208 and FM 1999 at FM 9.
    • In Morris County: US 259 at Loop 284.
    • In Titus County: FM 2348 at FM 4000.
    • In Upshur County: SH 154 at FM 1650.

In addition, guard railings will be upgraded over the next three years along Interstate 30 frontage roads in Bowie and Titus Counties and State Highway 77 in Morris County according to plans approved in June by the Texas Department of Transportation.

“We will be replacing and upgrading the guard rails on I-30 frontage roads throughout Bowie and Titus Counties and on SH 77 at US 67 in Naples,” said Tommy Bruce, Area Engineer for the TxDOT office in Mount Pleasant.

Highway 19 Construction of Sulphur Springs was awarded the contract for the construction projects with a bid of $6.5 million.

Work on the project should begin in August of this year and take about three years to complete, Bruce said.

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