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Background: After assessing the intersection and determining a signal was warranted, TxDOT completed a traffic signal in June. However, whenever a signal is within 200 feet from a railroad crossing, TxDOT must work with the railroad company to install preemptive facilities (i.e. sensors, gates) to ensure the crossing and signals interact. TxDOT worked with the Dallas, Garland, & Northeastern Railroad (DGNO) railroad company and executed an agreement in April 2021 to install preemptive equipment. DGNO purchased and ordered the equipment, but it remains stuck in a supply chain issue. They anticipate they will be able to install the gate and sensor in mid-December, at which time TxDOT can begin full operation of the traffic signal. TxDOT does not plan to turn the signal on to full green-yellow-red operations until these are installed due to the high risk that someone could get stuck at the railroad tracks on a red light when a train is approaching.
Update 11/18/2021: In coordination with the City of Anna and Collin County, TxDOT will transition the lights to blinking red to create a four-way stop as interim arrangements to improve the safety at this intersection until DGNO completes its installation. The four-way stop will activate on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021.