Workers from TxDOT install lights at the intersection of Highway 290 and Spur 125 Thursday morning.
(Mark Whitehead)

TxDOT is in the process of installing new lighting at the intersection of Highway 290 and Spur 125 outside of Burton.

Crews have begun installing an overhead flashing beacon and safety lighting at the intersection, which has been identified by TxDOT as a “high crash location.”

The Highway 290-Spur 125 intersection has been identified by TxDOT as a high crash location.
(Mark Whitehead)

Bob Colwell, Public Information Officer for TxDOT’s Bryan District, said TxDOT determined after reviewing the crashes and the contributing factors for them that the beacon and extra lighting would “increase the overall safety of the intersection.”

TxDOT officials say the new lights should help increase the safety of the intersection.
(Mark Whitehead)

Work is contracted to Allstate Signal and Construction.  According to Colwell, this location is part of a larger project that covers locations throughout Washington and Burleson counties.  This project is bundled with five safety-related projects at a construction cost of $608,184, and is funded through the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP).

The project is estimated to be completed by the beginning of February.

(Mark Whitehead)
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