A TxDOT project designed to reduce the likelihood of head-on collisions on U.S. 80 east of Terrell is about 30 percent complete and is expected to wrap up this summer, according to TxDOT public information officer Lisa Walzl.

The $4.1 million project began in the fall of 2019, and it involves a stretch of highway east if Terrell from FM 429 to the Van Zandt County line. Crews are installing cable barriers in the medium and will also upgrade metal beam guard fences, said Walzl.

The purpose of the project is to prevent automobiles from crossing the median and causing head-on collisions, according to Walzl.

On a Feb. 21, a 58-year-old Terrell man died when the pickup he was driving east on U.S. 80 crossed into the westbound lane of traffic, colliding with two other vehicles near FM 2728. A fourth vehicle, which was traveling west, also was involved in the wreck, according to the Department of Public Safety. Along with the fatality, four others were injured in the crash.

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