Traffic on FM 1404 currently yields to traffic on FM 2685, but that changed Friday to have traffic on FM 2685 yield to FM 1404.
“We had received a request to study this intersection and data from the study proved that southbound traffic on FM 1404 was higher than traffic on FM 2685. Accident reports were also included in the study and the decision was made to change the current setup so that now FM 2685 southbound traffic will yield to FM 1404,” said Carlos Ibarra, director of traffic operations for TxDOT in Atlanta.
To prepare the local motorists for the change, advance warning signs are being installed, as well as rumble strips, additional pavement markings and a flashing red LED yield sign on FM 2685.
A changeable message board is also being placed temporarily on FM 2685 in advance of the intersection to warn motorists of the change.
Motorists traveling through the intersection are urged to use extreme caution as drivers get use to the new traffic control pattern, Ibarra said.