The new signals will help increase safety and efficiency, per the release. To help mitigate any potential traffic flow effects from the three intersections, Pocono Drive will also change from a four-way to a two-way stop, per the release.
“This is a project I started working on with the Brushy Creek MUD Board in 2017 when I came to office. It is finally coming to fruition four years into office," Precinct 1 Commissioner Terry Cook said in the release. "The traffic load has increased every year. It will be such a relief to us all to manage the load on O’Connor Drive and make these three busy intersections safer and vehicles move more efficiently."
Temporary road closures and sidewalk traffic interruptions are anticipated at the intersections as construction and signal installations are underway, according to the release. Construction will run from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekdays. In the completion of time-sensitive activities, permission from Williamson County may be given to work outside of those hours, per the release.
The project was included in the 2013 Williamson County bond program, per county documents. For more information on the project, click here.