4/18/2017 12:00:00 AM
The City of Denton, Denton County, and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently partnered to implement traffic safety enhancements to U.S. 380 near Cindy Lane.
The City of Denton, Denton County, and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently partnered to implement traffic safety enhancements to U.S. 380 near Cindy Lane. The enhancements are in response to citizens’ requests to improve traffic safety to this area, following a fatality traffic accident in Sept. 2016.
The City performed a traffic signal warrant analysis and worked with TxDOT to obtain approval for the installation of a traffic signal at U.S. 380 and Cindy Lane. The City and Denton County partnered to fully fund the estimated $400,000 signal installation. The construction project is expected to be complete by the end of May and the traffic signals activated by the middle of June.
Mayor Chris Watts said, “Denton County Precinct 4 and the City of Denton’s financial contributions have fully funded the signal equipment and construction project. Our partnership with the County and Commissioner Eads has allowed the City and TxDOT to accelerate this much needed project and demonstrates our mutual commitment to keeping the public’s safety a top priority.”
To further enhance the safety of this corridor, the City also worked with TxDOT to set the speed limits along U.S. 380 to 45 mph from I-35 North to west of Cindy Lane, 50 mph to west of Masch Branch Road, and 65 mph from there to FM 156.
In addition, the City is working with TxDOT to enlarge the opening widths for Cindy Lane and Marshall Road. TxDOT is planning to perform these modifications with their summer small construction project.
Contact: Galen Gillum, (940) 349-7656, Galen.Gillum@cityofdenton.com