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Corrigan cross-walk signals fixed after residents' concern

CORRIGAN, TX (KTRE) - Early Wednesday morning, Texas Department of Transportation officials were at the US Hwy 59 and Hwy 287 intersection in Corrigan making changes to crosswalk signals, Corrigan City Manager Darrian Hudman and residents tell KTRE.

Hudman says the crew was out there after KTRE aired concerns of Corrigan residents that the accidents at the intersection had lead to several deaths. The latest was Monday night. That person hasn't been identified. 

On Tuesday night, after speaking with several Corrigan residents, a KTRE investigation confirmed after fifteen minutes that one of the crossing signals at the intersection never lit up. The other displayed a picture of the stop signal the entire time. 

On Wednesday, the signals changed alerting pedestrians with loud notifications, blinking lights, and an automated countdowns, all things that didn't happen Tuesday. 

Hudman said, "We are here to help with citizens' concerns. No one has ever made a formal complaint about the signals.  We do carefully watch for 18-wheelers speeding through the intersection."

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