Traffic light upgrades to begin

A $270,000 contract to upgrade the traffic lights in Nocona is mobilizing this week.
Adele Lewis, public information officer for the Wichita Falls Texas Department of Transportation office, said a contractor will be setting up barricades later this week in preparation of work beginning.
New signal poles, as well as traffic signals are being installed on U.S. Highway 82 at Farm-to-Market 103 and on U.S. 82 at State Highway 175.
FM 103 currently only has a span wire to hold its signal heads. Lewis said the upgrade will raise the new signals enough to avoid hits from over height loads experienced by the current signals.
Along with the new poles and signals, the intersections will be programmed to function as one intersection to improve service to motorists.
The contractor Durable Specialties will have about two months to complete the installation.