River Road residents concerned about truck traffic, quarry

ByThelma D. Griggs

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Wichita County

Wichita County

Many inhabitants who stay on River Highway in western Wichita County took their issues about basic safety and harm to the road to Wichita County Commissioners Monday.

The Wichita Falls Impartial Faculty District is using grime from a quarry on River Street in the development of two new substantial educational institutions. Quite a few hundred truckloads of dust from the quarry are hauled in excess of the rural highway each working day.

“About the previous thirty day period I’ve in all probability obtained 100 complaints about the road. People county streets ended up not ever designed for that sort of website traffic,” Commissioner Mickey Fincannon claimed.

He explained the highway was when rated for 10 tons.

“If that road was however rated for 10 tons, we will need to shut them (vehicles) down. We have the legal appropriate to do it. But the weight restriction was rescinded in 1998,” he explained.

Fincannon mentioned the concern of road damage is ongoing, “which Pct. 2 are not able to find the money for to correct.” He stated the proprietor of the quarry is inclined to fix the road after the WFISD undertaking is performed, which is several weeks away.

“I’m fairly delighted with that solution,” Fincannon stated.

A single resident was concerned removing of grime would induce a flooding issue, but Fincannon stated her house was not in a flood danger space.

Yet another resident shared the flood problem but explained dashing was his biggest issue.

“These truck drivers are going 45 or 50 mph in a 35 mph zone. It really is quite concerning,” he explained.

One particular resident whose family has lived on River Street because 1948, mentioned he viewed the vehicles from his front porch Monday early morning and the truckers appeared to be exceeding the velocity limit.

“I might like to see some far more legislation enforcement out there. They require to slow down,” he said.

“We have had Sheriff’s Section and DPS out there operating the speeding, weighing, things like that and they have issued various citations, but they’re not speeding at such a level as what some of the citizens think,” Fincannon stated. “You cannot end the development, but had been striving to preserve the citizens out there as secure as we can.”

Commissioner Barry Mahler said he experienced no important considerations about the street.

“This is 1 of those predicaments you get into — what are you heading to do? If I lived out there I wouldn’t like it. I would like to have a magic wand,” he claimed.

Commissioners took no action on the agenda product.

This write-up initially appeared on Wichita Falls Occasions History Information: River Road residents worried about truck targeted traffic, quarry


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