Titus County to receive new traffic lighting system

ATLANTA – Ten highway intersections in Northeast Texas including in Titus County will have new safety lighting systems added during the coming year, according to plans approved April 2020 by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

“Nighttime lighting systems at the intersections 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.”

Highway Intelligent Traffic Solutions, Inc. of Cedar Hill was awarded the contract for these safety lighting projects with a bid of $1.1 million.

Work on the projects should begin in July and take about a year to complete, Wells said.

In Titus County, State Highway 11 at Farm-to-Market Road 1735 and U.S. Highway 271 at US 67/State Highway 49 will receive the new lighting system. Other intersections scheduled for lighting additions include:

  • In Bowie County: US 67 at SH 8.
  • In Cass County: US 59 at FM 2328 North and South.
  • In Panola County: US 59 at FM 2517.
  • In Upshur County: US 271 at FM 593, US 259 at FM 557, US 259 at FM 3245 and SH 300 at FM 726.