Bowie County to get new safety lighting system

James Bowie
TxDOT

The Texas Department of Transportation announced that Bowie County will be the recipient of one of the 10 new safety lighting systems being installed across intersections in northeast Texas.

TxDOT announced Thursday the approval of plans in April that will install new safety lighting systems in 10 intersections in the region.

“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.”

The intersection in Bowie County is U.S.-67 and State Highway 8. The work on the projects will take place in July and should be ready by July of 2021.

Highway Intelligent Traffic Solutions, Inc. of Cedar Hill, Texas, was awarded the contract for all 10 intersections with a bid of $1.1 million. these safety lighting projects with a bid of $1.1 million.

Here is a list of where the other lighting systems will be installed:

 

Cass County

U.S-59 at FM 2328 North and South.

 

Panola County

U.S.-59 at FM 2517

 

Titus County

State Highway 11 at FM 1735

U.S.-271 at U.S.-67/State Highway 49

 

Upshur County

U.S.-271 at FM 593

U.S.-259 at FM 557

U.S.-259 at FM 3245

State Highway 300 at FM 726