Gregg County OKs study aimed at improving intersection
Longview — Gregg County Commissioners took a step Monday in a process to add safety improvements to a heavily trafficked intersection in northeast Longview.
Commissioners unanimously approved spending $17,265 with Collins Surveying and Mapping Inc. for surveying services and $12,500 with Maly and Associates Inc. for engineering services for a preliminary design and schematic work for safety improvements at Hawkins Parkway and Tryon Road.
“There was concern from the citizens there as well as the commissioner. Before that development is complete, we needed to look at having an in-depth study done to that intersection,” County Judge Bill Stoudt said of the intersection that opened this past fall. “Tryon is a major thoroughfare. Having a controlled intersection there will probably be needed. The engineering service will look at that intersection and provide us with a recommendation.”
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