Courtesy of the Lakewood/East Dallas Advocate, these news briefs are excerpted from stories originally published on lakewood.advocatemag.com.
Get used to the phrase “reverse T design” — you’re about to hear it a lot. It’s the preferred choice for how to improve the accident-prone Garland-Grand-Gaston intersection, at least by those who attended meetings last year to consider different options that would improve safety.The proposed plan makes minimal changes to the existing intersection — all designed to slow down the flow of traffic. Instead of the existing straight shot, which often allows drivers to pick up speed, Garland and Grand, a.k.a. State Highway 78, would be gently arced with new landscaping.
“The geometry will encourage traffic to slow down, which will provide a safer environment compared to current conditions,” says Michelle Raglon, spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Transportation(TxDOT), which is overseeing the project since it includes a state roadway.
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