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Lights up at Wasson, FM 700

November 4, 2011

Traffic signals have been placed at the intersection of FM 700 and Wasson Road. The lights will be tested for a 48-hour period through Monday and become fully functional at some point next week. FM 700 drivers will need to adhere to the yellow flashing light and Wasson Road drivers will adhere to a red flashing light. All drivers are asked to proceed with caution until residents get used to the new signal. (HERALD photo/Amanda Moreno)

The lights are up and flashing on FM 700 and Wasson Road.

For those traveling down FM 700, starting next week there will be an added stop along the way. Traffic signals have been placed at the intersection in order to create a better flow of traffic.

“The city traffic commission requested we do a study on the intersection and see if it warranted a traffic signal,” said Texas Department of Transportation maintenance supervisor James Gilbert.

After the study was concluded at the end of last year, TxDOT found that the area met the criteria to have a traffic light. The study takes into consideration the traffic count through the area, different movement types, crash data and the size of the intersection.

“All of these factors come into play and this particular intersection met the warrants for a light and with that we started the process of installing the lights,” Gilbert said.

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