PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that changes are in store for the overpass at the intersection of Interstate Highway 30 and State Highways 19 and 11.
The overpass is currently two-lane; with a center left-turn lane and traffic signals at each end of the overpass to control traffic flow onto SH 19, SH 11 and frontage roads.
Beginning Nov. 3, the overpass will carry four lanes of traffic, two in each direction, without traffic signals at each end of the overpass. Dedicated right-turn lanes will provide access to SH 19 or SH 11 and frontage roads, officials said.
Vehicles on the I-30 east-bound or west-bound service roads will be guided to SH 19 or SH 11 by traffic signs. The new traffic flow configuration is designed to reduce congestion at this highway interchange, TxDOT officials said.
The existing traffic signals will be programmed to function as flashing yellow lights for about 90 days following the change, but will be removed in the future.
TxDOT officials advised drivers to reduce their speed and obey all traffic controls as they approach and travel through work zones, and to avoid distracted driving.