City of Tyler, TX

02/24/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/24/2024 00:07

Traffic signal at West Gentry Parkway and West MLK Jr. Blvd. to be replaced

On Monday, Feb. 26, the temporary traffic signals at West Gentry Parkway and West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will be replaced. Work to the traffic signal will begin at 9 a.m., and the light is anticipated to be dark until noon.

During the traffic signal replacement, there will be some lane closures, and Tyler Police officers will direct traffic.

Drivers can expect delays. We ask motorists to use caution while traveling on this road, as workers will be present.


In 2022, the Tyler City Council approved designing a new traffic signal infrastructure and installing new equipment at the intersection of West Gentry Parkway and West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

The existing traffic signal and associated equipment were past their lifespan, and the traffic signal mast arms were deteriorating and in need of replacement.

The project includes installing a new traffic signal cabinet, traffic signal poles, underground conduit, cabling, pedestrian signals, curb ramps, and pavement markings.

The project is funded through the Half-Cent Sales Tax Fund.