published Monday, March 11th, 2013

Highway 153 traffic light work targeted for Tuesday in Hixson

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    Eugene Raymer of Stansell Electric works on traffic lights on Highway 153 near the Hixson Target store.
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Highway 153’s intersection with Grubb Road and the North Walmart entrance, both in Hixson, are due to see work on traffic controls beginning Tuesday, dependent on the weather.

As the work is carried out, the traffic signals will be turned off and police officers will be present to control traffic, a news release said. It also suggested that drivers should approach the intersections as a four-way stop and should use caution in their approaches.

The signal cabinets are being upgraded to accommodate signal modifications that use a flashing yellow arrow for left turns.

* As part of the ITS project, intersections on Highway 153 will be having cabinet upgrades and signal modifications using a flashing yellow arrow for permissive left turns. This work is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 and is weather permitted. During these installations, the traffic signal will be turned off. Police officers will be present for traffic control and drivers should approach the intersection as a four-way stop and use caution as they approach the intersection.

The first two intersections will be affected on Tuesday are:

1. GRUBB ROAD AT HWY 153

2. N. WALMART ENTRANCE AT HWY 153

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