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New Traffic Signal




PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials today said a new traffic signal would soon grace US 271 just north of Loop 286. The signal will service the truck entrance for the Campbells Soup Company.

The contractor, FNH Construction, Farmers Branch, Texas, will install a new traffic signal at an estimated cost of more than $165,000. The target date for completion of this project is Aug. 22.

TxDOT officials said the new traffic signal would be located approximately ¼ mile north of Stone Avenue on US 271. The contractor will begin boring for service lines Aug. 5, and start drilling for the signal foundations sometime early next week. One week to 10 days after the supports, the contractor will erect the signal poles and place the signal light heads.

The contractor will also relocate the existing flashing beacon on US 271 near this site to a new location further north near the intersection of Lake Crook Road and US 271, officials said.

This work will require some alternating daytime lane closures throughout construction. Motorists are advised to slow down in this area and be alert for traffic controls, flagmen and law enforcement personnel directing traffic. TxDOT will maintain access to all adjacent property, and nearby businesses throughout the project.

For more information, contact or (903) 737-9213.


Truckers’ Input Sought for I-30 East Texas Corridor Study

PARIS – One in three vehicles traveling along Interstate Highway 30 in East and Northeast Texas is a semi-trailer truck, or “big rig.”

That is why the I-30 East Texas Corridor Study group has created a hotline for truck drivers to text or call in; to voice their ideas and concerns as part of the planning process for the future of this highway.

Here are a few things the study group wants to know:

Are more truck stops needed?
Do safety measures need improvement?
Does I-30 need to be dedicated, restricted lanes for trucks and passenger vehicles?
Are other improvements along I-30 needed?
Anyone wanting to voice their suggestions or concerns can text or call (434) 878-2530 (or 434-TRUCK30). Please respond by Aug. 31, 2016, to have any concerns and ideas included in the study results.