The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is alerting motorists that travel Highway 96 in Sabine County, that a temporary signal is now up and running.  A construction site is requiring that this temporary signal be placed on Highway 96 between Pineland and Brookeland.   The signal is scheduled to be in place as of Tuesday, August 3.

More specifically, the traffic signal will be placed on Highway 96 at Devil’s Ford Creek, just north of Farm to Market Road 201.  This signal is being placed to allow construction crews to perform various bridge repairs. Included in the work will be the construction of bridge approach slabs and the addition of an epoxy overlay. Traffic will be shifted as this work is completed. The traffic signal is expected to be in place for about two months, weather permitting.

As this traffic pattern is changed, motorists are urged to remain alert for the new signal. Obey all traffic control in the area and be alert for workers and equipment near the traffic lanes. Reduce speed through this area and prepare to stop. Motorists are reminded that traffic fines double when workers are present. Also be aware of the 'Move Over, Slow Down' Law in the State of Texas.  This law was enacted in 2003.  This law requires drivers to move over a lane or slow to 20 mph below the posted speed limit when approaching emergency vehicles, law enforcement, tow trucks, utility service vehicles, TxDOT vehicles or other highway construction or maintenance vehicles using visual signals or flashing lights activated on the roadside. On roadways with posted speed limits of 25 miles per hour or less, drivers must reduce their speed to 5 miles per hour.

For more information on closures and conditions statewide, visit drivetexas.org.

 

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