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Barron Road receiving improvements

Posted at 11:40 AM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 12:40:29-05

COLLEGE STATION — One of College Station's busiest roads is receiving some much-needed improvements.

Around 14,000 cars travel Barron Road every day, and many of the intersections are not safe because of a lack of traffic lights.

Now, traffic lights are being installed at some of these busy intersection, and other safety measures are being taken as well.

"One of the issues we have with Barron Road is that there are number of fences that back up pretty close to the right-of-way, so it's difficult to see around the backs of the fences, so the traffic signals will improve safety,” Daniel Rudge, Executive Director of Bryan/College Station MPO said. “One of the nice things is that as these traffic signals are installed they will have the latest technology, so they'll be synchronized so that you can get on Baron and be able to travel from Victoria all the way to State Highway 6 and have a continuous green."

Future plans for the road include widening the roadway and installing traffic lights at several busy intersections.