The Crossroads in Dayton almost complete

Pictured left to right are Supervisor Ryan Goodman, Larry Cotton, Randy Kreger, John Trevino, Joe Zuniga and Safety Manager Ken Allen.

The Dayton Enhancement Committee is one step closer to completing a project they began two years ago:  The Crossroads.   This pleasance, located on US 90 beside Jack-in-the-Box, is the site of Dayton’s popular Food Truck Friday, vintage car shows, and a farmer’s market.  

The site showcases four waysides that relate Dayton’s early history, a flag disposal box for worn U.S. and Texas flags, a pergola that is an Eagle Scout project, LED signs that display community events, and will soon have an engraved brick area to honor Dayton’s First Responders and Civil Servants.  

The newest addition to The Crossroads is a water tank reproduction like the one used a century ago by the railroad. This tank sat on the original concrete structure where trains would stop to take on water for their engines. 

The tank was built by the City while Steve Stephens was mayor and used as a gateway sign west of town. It will soon be replaced by a larger tank that is a joint project of the DEC and Dayton Chamber of Commerce.

Roll-Lift USA donated its manpower, expertise and equipment to move the tank and relocate it to its new home.

“The City of Dayton and the Enhancement Committee thank Roll-Lift Operations Manager Brett Brown for coordinating this endeavor and the men who made it happen,” said Caroline Wadzeck, committee spokesperson.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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