UPDATE: DOTD to install new traffic signal at intersection of US 167 and LA 3061 (Tennessee Ave.) in Ruston, Lincoln Parish
Wednesday, February 09, 2022 at 10:43:55 AM
**UPDATE**The traffic signal will be turned-on on Monday, February 14, 2022, weather permitting.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will improve the safety of an intersection in the City of Ruston, Lincoln Parish through the installation of a new traffic signal.

The new signal will be located at the intersection of US 167 (Ruston-Winnfield Highway) and LA 3061 (Tennessee Avenue).

The traffic signal is scheduled at this time to be turned-on on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, weather permitting.

The change in traffic control comes as a result of a safety study requested by a member of the public and performed by DOTD District staff. The results of that study indicate that there exists a potential for safety improvement and reduction in crashes through the installation of a traffic signal.

Other safety measures are taken into consideration during this process to determine the most appropriate action to take at a particular intersection.

When installed where they meet the necessary criteria, traffic signals can assist with the orderly flow of traffic, increase an intersection’s vehicle capacity, and improve the safety of both pedestrians and motorists.

Motorists should be aware that the new traffic signal is scheduled to be operational on February 15th, and should approach the intersection with caution as drivers adjust to the change.