TxDOT to activate new traffic signal at Washington, St. Felix intersection

New Traffic Signal Activated

New Traffic Signal Activated

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 26, 2016

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—The new traffic signal at the intersection of West Washington and St. Felix streets will be activated at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, according to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

Initially, the traffic signal will function as a flashing red light at the three-way intersection. All traffic approaching the Washington-St. Felix intersection will be required to treat the flashing red lights as an all-way stop sign.

Flashing red lights will continue until Thursday, Sept. 29, when TxDOT plans to fully activate the new traffic signal and crosswalk.

Law enforcement officers will assist pedestrians crossing Washington Street at the new crosswalk until the traffic signal is fully functional.

The $125,000 project is similar to traffic control devices installed at the Washington-Lillian intersection last year. TxDOT again has deployed Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) at the new West Washington-St. Felix intersection. APS is a device that communicates information about pedestrian signal timing in non-visual format such as audible tones or verbal messages that aid the visually impaired when using the crosswalk.

The signal at the St. Felix intersection includes a signal detection system, which will be synced with both the Lillian and Harbin intersections’ traffic signals, however, actuated signals have been installed at the crosswalk allowing pedestrians to use a pushbutton detection system to activate the safe crossing signage.

Primarily designed to provide safe passage for pedestrians crossing Washington Street to Tarleton’s campus and its athletic and Horticulture Center facilities, as well as Parking Lots P25 and P34 North and P34 South located south of the roadway,

Tarleton, a member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience marked by academic innovation and exemplary service, and dedicated to transforming students into tomorrow’s professional leaders. With campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online, Tarleton engages with its communities to provide real-world learning experiences and to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence and service.

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Contact: Kurt Mogonye
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A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.