The Texas Department of Transportation announced a major milestone Thursday with the East Loop 338 project between Business Interstate 20 and Interstate 20, according to a news release.
“A four-way stop was put in place today,” TxDOT Spokesman Gene Powell said. The stop sign is basically halfway between the two interstates at Trunk Street and East Loop 338. Law enforcement has been asked to patrol the location.
“This is a normal step before we complete the traffic installation,” he said.
Powell said the stop sign is the first major milestone that is part of project to rehabilitate frontage roads, which is mostly funded by the Union Pacific. The project will include:
- Installing a traffic signal on East Loop 338 at Trunk Street, also known as Frontier Street to the west.
- Rebuilding frontage roads between Trunk Street and Cargo Road.
- Rebuilding a section of Cargo Road that goes under the East Loop 338 overpass that spans BI-20.
- Rebuilding sections of the main lanes.