In 2006, Glen Rose will finally get the traffic intersection at 67 and 144


 

In 2006, Glen Rose will finally get the traffic intersection at 67 and 144
 


28 May 2005 at 4:58:07 PM
salon

Missed seeing this before.article from Star-Telegram from January

Finally, on Dec. 16, the state earmarked $253,000 to install a four-way stoplight and replace three right-turn ramps with turn lanes that require drivers to stop. After engineering and design work is finished, construction should start in early 2006, said Michael Peters, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Transportation.

The department has been paying attention to the requests for improvements, but many other sites also needed work, and the Somervell intersection didn't qualify under the state's system of prioritization, Peters said.

That changed when $600 million in bond money became available in December and safety improvements across the state were approved, Peters said.

Chiefly, the problem at the intersection seems to be that drivers come off Texas 144 and County Road 333 without yielding to cars on U.S. 67, said Sgt. Birt Wilkerson of the Texas Department of Public Safety.
A flashing red light for traffic on Texas 144 and County Road 333 was added, as were oversize warning signs and signs alerting drivers that U.S. 67 traffic doesn't stop, he said.

"We have never been opposed to the stoplight. It's been a matter of funding," McEndree said.

Somervell County Judge Walter Maynard had pressed the department for years for what he believed would be one improvement: lowering the speed limit from 60 mph. But he said he was frustrated by the red tape.

"For the six years since I was elected, I've been pleading for them to drop the speed limit to 45," Maynard said. "It was only last year that they dropped it to 55."

Villarreal, of Saginaw, also believes the speed limit is part of the problem. She was stopped at the intersection when the driver of a car heading east on U.S. 67 stopped, apparently because of a yellow caution light. She said she then pulled out, not realizing that a school bus was coming down the hill farther to the right.

"That speed limit needs to come down some," she said.

The Transportation Department had been hesitant to lower the limit because its engineers set it using a formula based on the speed at which 85 percent of cars are going, Peters said. Engineers believe that setting limits lower than that can lead drivers to disregard them as unreasonable, he said. But the department lowered the limit to 55 in response to concerns about the intersection.

Maynard thinks the formula is archaic. He also said that although it looks as if the intersection improvements will go ahead, he's not letting up pressure to get the work done


Permalink
     Views: 454 
Latest Blog Post by salon -Most Popular Posts by Year on Somervell County Salon

 You! Leave a Comment! You Know you Want To!
You must be a registered member to comment on the blog.
Your first post is held pending approval to make sure you're not a spammer bot

 Not registered? Or you can login!

LOGON - Name:Password:

New poster comments are moderated, meaning they won't show up until approved... or not.  Be patient-we have lives outside this blog, so it might take awhile You want to be rude? totally stupid? inappropriate? Racist? Bigoted? Flame war baiter? Your post may be deleted. Spammers or people posting pretend interest comments but really wanting to hawk their latest book or sell stuff or govt propaganda flacks won't see their posts published. Comments do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of the site owner(salon).
If you have a problem with logging in or registering, please speak up right away. Love your comments. Oh, except spammers
More on commenting



Click Here for Main Page






Latest Posts

Most Popular Posts by Year on Somervell County Salon
salon 10/19/2018

What's Going on with the Turk v Ray Reynolds and Somervell County Hospital District Lawsuit? (Glen Rose Medical Center)
salon 10/19/2018

Republican Lies and Hypocrisy- in COURT to KILL ACA Including Pre-Existing Conditions
salon 10/19/2018

Ted Cruz-Tough as Texas? Bwahahah
salon 10/9/2018

Brett Kavanaugh is supremely the wrong person to be on SCOTUS
salon 10/7/2018

Video- Former President Barack Obama on the State of our Democracy
salon 9/7/2018


More Blog Headlines
 



Comments

salon > Hi, Peter. Long time no hear. The theme of my post, above, is about religous people who believe that god put trump in office. Do you have a specific opinion on that?  On your general comme.... (What is WRONG with ANY Religion that believes a god put a man like Trump in power)

pstern > What a nation of lost souls we have. Determined people are doing whatever they want...which is to create chaos and to bring down our government. While our government is a mess, it's still the b.... (What is WRONG with ANY Religion that believes a god put a man like Trump in power)

salon > From the Dallas Observer in 2015 Prestonwood Baptist Church and its supporters have never liked talking about the convicted pedophile who once worked there and have let that be known in very pointe.... (Prestonwood Baptist Church in Dallas Back in the News-Internet Sex Sting with Pastor)

salon > Saw this video today   (Pesky Black Buzzards)








Home | Blog Home | About | News | Piazza | Calendar | Audio/Video/Open Rec | Search
Write!  |profile | quotes |
top Daily | top Weekly |top Month | top Year | Top All! | archives | subscribe RSS

 

%>