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State Line Avenue/Interstate 30 signal pole removed because of damage from vehicle

State Line Avenue/Interstate 30 signal pole removed because of damage from vehicle

TxDOT: Stops signs for all directions of traffic directions are up, repairs could take up to two weeks

July 12th, 2019 by Gazette Staff in Texarkana News

A vehicle crashed into a signal light pole at North State Line Avenue and Interstate 30 early Friday. Officials say the pole is unstable and have removed it so repairs can be made. Repairs could take up to two weeks. In the meantime, four way stop signs have been placed at the intersection.

Photo by Hunt Mercier /Texarkana Gazette.

A damaged signal pole at the North State Line Avenue/Interstate 30 intersection has been removed for repairs, meaning all traffic there is being managed by stop signs. 

Due to the way signals operate, both the north and south sides of the interchange signals will remain in all-stop flash mode until a full repair can be made, according to a news release from the Texas Department of Transportation.

The signal pole was struck by a vehicle early Friday and the impact severely damaged the signal pole, making it unstable.

 

Repairs could take up to two weeks, according to TXDOT.

"We have issued an emergency work order to make repairs and are exploring all options to turn this signal back on as soon as possible. However, this entire interchange will operate as all way stop until then," said Rebecca Wells, Director of Traffic Operations for TxDOT in Atlanta.

"Stop signs have been installed at the intersections by the Texarkana Maintenance Section. We are getting message boards from our signal contractor for the State Line approaches to give advance notice of the stop condition."

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