Cable barriers coming soon to some NE Texas highways

Cable barriers coming soon to some NE Texas highways


((JACQUE))SAFETY MATTERS… THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WILL SOON BE INSTALLING SOME NEW SAFETY SYSTEMS ON AREA ROADWAYS. ABOUT TEN MILES OF CABLE BARRIERS ARE SET TO BE INSTALLED IN THE MEDIAN OF ROADS IN BOWIE COUNTY – INCLUDING THIS AREA OF LOOP 151 FROM 59 TO THE ARKANSAS STATE LINE.. AND A PORTION OF I-369.THE HIGH-TENSION CABLE HELPS PREVENT VEHICLES FROM CROSSING INTO ON-COMING TRAFFIC. OFFICIALS SAY THE INSTALLATION IS AN ADDED SAFETY MEASURE.. IT’S NOT IN RESPONSE TO INCREASED ACCIDENTS IN THESE AREAS. 3 (Marcus Sandifer/Texas Department of Transportation) “A lot of people can drive away from hitting the cable barriers, but they seldom drive away from a head-on collision.”((JACQUE)) INSTALLATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN NOVEMBER AND TAKE ABOUT 17 MONTHS TO COMPLETE. PORTIONS OF U-S 59 IN MARION AND HARRISON COUNTIES WILL ALSO RECEIVE CABLE BARRIERS. 3 ((DAN))COMMUNITY MATTERS… A

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