PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that four-way stop signs will be installed at the intersection of State Highway 19 and FM 71 in northern Hopkins County beginning Sept. 17.
Message boards are already in place to alert drivers to the upcoming change in the traffic pattern on this portion of SH 19. TxDOT personnel will install the bases for the four-way stop signs during the week of Sept. 10, officials said.
TxDOT officials asked motorists and others who travel frequently in this area to remain alert and observe the posted speed limit when approaching and passing through this intersection. They should also avoid distractions such as cell phones, eating, drinking, or car audio or navigation systems.