TxDOT traffic study planned

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The intersection U.S. 84 West and Post Oak is a mess of traffic during peak times: 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. and 3 to 3:45 p.m. This photo was taken at 7:40 a.m. Monday morning.
Photo by April Walker

After numerous complaints from citizens and concerned parents, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has decided to conduct a Signal Warrant Analysis at the intersection of Post Oak and U.S. 84 West in Fairfield.

There have been accidents at the intersection over the years because of the current flashing caution light combined with a speed limit of 55 MPH. The study will be performed by the TxDOT Traffic Office during February.

“February is a date selected to ensure that school is in session outside of holidays and resources are available to conduct the study,” said Bobby Colwell, TxDOT public information officer.


Road closed for bridge repair

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Construction crews began work on a bridge on County Road 961 near Teague last week. Pct. 4 Commissioner Clyde Ridge is a member of the Highway Bridge Program, sponsored through TxDOT, which helps counties rehabilitate older bridges.
Photo by April Walker

*UPDATE* Commissioner Ridge reported this morning that the road will be reopened either Thursday afternoon or Friday morning. "They've poured the concrete and now we're just waiting for it to dry," said Ridge. 


A bridge deemed unsafe by Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) engineers is currently being renovated on the southern end of County Road 961 in Precinct 4. Commissioner Clyde Ridge, who is a member of the state’s Highway Bridge Program, is using his road and bridge budget wisely by fixing the older bridges in his area.

“I just feel like if I don’t do it – get the federal money – then someone else will,” said Ridge.


Councilman attend aviation conference

Three men recently attended an aviation conference in Galveston to learn more about what it takes to secure an airport grant. City Administrator Jeff Looney and City Councilmen Place 1 Joe Lee Kirgan and Place 4 Landis Bayless spent three days at the 36th Annual Texas Aviation Conference, hosted by TxDOT and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

The Fairfield Recorder submitted the following questions to Looney who, after clearing it with the city council, returned these answers:


Governor applauds TxDOT efforts in removal of hurricane debris

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AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept. 27 announced the Texas Department of Transportation had collected more than 2.4 million cubic feet of debris left behind by Hurricane Harvey in roadways across the four districts hardest hit by the storm.
TxDOT is continuing to assist in the removal of debris from roadsides in Corpus Christi, Houston, Beaumont and a number of areas along the Gulf Coast region, Abbott said in a news release. 
“This is a tall order, but I want to assure Texans that TxDOT is up to the challenge and has already made great progress. We will not rest until this important job is finished, and we are working to do so as quickly as possible,” he added.


TxDOT open house planned

FREESTONE COUNTY – The Bryan District of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is developing plans to improve the traffic flow of I-45 frontage roads and ramps within the Fairfield area. An informal open house is scheduled for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Fairfield Elementary School. A proposed project layout will be available for viewing and TxDOT staff will be available to discuss the project. Since this meeting will be conducted as an open house, no formal presentation is planned. Attendees may come and go at their convenience.



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