City to receive funding for new traffic signals in Southern Dallas and tornado-stricken areas


Special to The Dallas Examiner


The North Central Texas Council of Governments’ Regional Transportation Council recently awarded preliminary approval to fund 44 new traffic signals – 22 in the Lancaster Corridor and Hampton Road in Southern Dallas and 22 in the tornado-affected areas of Northern Dallas.

The council will fund the signal improvements with $220,000 from the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program, a $2.1 million local match and $14 million from the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program. The block grant will require the federal government’s final approval, which is expected by next summer.

Mayor Eric Johnson and city staff have also been seeking Federal Highway Administration reimbursement of approximately $14 million for other traffic signals that were damaged during the Oct. 20, 2019, EF-3 tornado.

“This funding will help us tremendously as we recover from the devastating tornado that ripped through our city last year,” Johnson

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