Walmart footing bill for new traffic light at busy NW Longview intersection

Walmart footing bill for new traffic light at busy NW Longview intersection

 LONGVIEW (KYTX) - A busy Longview intersection is getting a traffic signal, all paid for by Walmart.

City of Longview Public Works Director Rolin McPhee says Walmart studied traffic at Gilmer Road and Heritage Boulevard and determined there was a need to control traffic flow.

A new Walmart Neighborhood Market is expected to open there this fall. With Spring Hill I.S.D. three blocks away, this section of Gilmer Road handles more than 17,000 vehicles a day.

Walmart is paying to install the traffic light, which will be fully operational in two weeks. Next week, its yellow lights will flash to warn drivers.

Walmart neighborhood market is scheduled to open later this fall, according to the company's marketing team.

According to the city, traffic signals normally cost between $160,000 and $200,000, or more.


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