Increase Safety on Highway 31
Highway 31 between Waco and Dawson has two dangerous intersections. One at Heritage Parkway and one at FM 939. There have been numerous accidents as there are only stop signs and the intersection at Heritage Parkway comes suddenly as drivers approach. The accidents in this area do include fatalities. Both intersections are in need of at least flashing lights. This is a high traffic area. Speeds on Highway 31 approaching these intersections are 75 miles per hour. These intersections need to be upgraded with flashing lights, increased signage as well as road markings. Near the city of Dawson, any truck with a trailer is at risk of hydroplaning when it rains. Multiple accidents have occurred here as well during wet weather. The wear on the highway makes it too slick with even with a small amount of rain. We are asking that TxDOT give Highway 31 in this area immediate attention and to take measures to increase safety on Highway 31 between Waco and Dawson.