Lights up at Wasson, FM 700

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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