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Neighbors may have seen construction cones near the Garland-Gaston-Grand intersection, but construction is still many months away, a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Transportation said.

Construction will be awarded next spring, with construction starting a few months later, said Laura Weaver, public information officer for TxDOT.

In 2019, TxDOT announced it would redesign the Garland-Gaston-Grand intersection in the “reverse T” option. At the time, department spokeswoman Michelle Raglon said construction would likely start no later than 2020.

The department began moving utility lines in the area, but some have been challenging to move, Weaver said.

The City of Dallas installed the construction cones with TxDOT’s approval, Weaver said. They were installed as a deterrent against weekend street racing on Grand Avenue. The cones were used on Hampton Road in Oak Cliff with some success, Weaver said, and the city wanted to try the tactic in East Dallas.