Mathew Richards said, “We come to the Kickapoo Trace businesses so much already that we have built a bond and friendship with them. We want to do our part to bring customers out there. Any little bit will help, especially during the time the intersection at FM 548 and FM 741 is closed.”
It finally happened. The entire intersection at FM 548 and FM 741 in Forney was closed down as of 5:10 p.m. on Friday March 9, 2012. The closure is expected to last until March 19 when FISD schools reopen after spring break.
Four Forney police officers assisted in detouring traffic as the road construction crew quickly set up barricades. It was fortunate that the FPD officers were on scene because the construction crew was attempting to set up the barricades in such a manner that they would have completely blocked off access to the Kickapoo Trace Center. The crew insisted that they needed more room to work, but police quickly explained that blocking the entrance to the businesses was not an option.