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TxDOT Brings All-Way Stop Signs Back To Lorena

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(KCEN) -- The I-35 expansion project means changes, construction and now a few new stop signs. They went up on each side of the FM 2837 bridges in Lorena on Monday after residents fought for the signage. 


Clayton Brooks knows Lorena well, but he says the bridges over I-35 have become confusing. "You didn't know if you were supposed to stop or supposed to go," Brooks said. "I was just waiting to have an accident or see someone have an accident."


He's talking about the Rosenthal Parkway and Old Lorena Road bridges. For decades, there were no stop signs. But TxDOT made the intersections all-way stops on each side temporarily during construction. When they eventually removed the signage, Anna Shifflett of Lorena says things got tricky. "I think it's really confusing. It confuses me, like do I stop or not," Shifflett said. 


In June, about 25 residents rallied together to get the signs back and TxDOT listened. "Before we get into actual crashes if there are steps we can proactively take, that's what were going to do," Ken Roberts said.


In recent weeks, some drivers blew right through the intersection at full speed. Others hesitate or come to a complete stop. That's why residents like Brooks are happy to see the signs again. "There's been a lot of close calls that I've been in, that I've seen almost happen," Brooks said.


TxDOT has already made similar changes in West after hearing community complaints. They plan to put in all-way stops on the Hewitt/Moonlight Drive bridge as well next week.


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