Traffic congestion on Highway 90 near Navasota High School, especially during the school year, frustrates many drivers in Grimes County. And, there is no indication of that roadway changing anytime soon.
Has the city talked to TXDOT about that road, and maybe putting another traffic signal near Citizens State Bank in there? City Manager Brad Stafford says yes, plenty of discussions have happened, but no actual results.
“You know, sometimes, when people build things, they do not really think of the impact for the future. Who knows how growth is going to be, there are a lot of things that happen. But, so far, TXDOT has said we cannot get a turn signal there, or anything like that,” said Stafford.
He says a number of years ago, when TXDOT was doing work in the area, he attempted working with them as well. But, things just never materialized.
“Bear with it, maybe as development comes, it will eventually change, and there will be needs for traffic signals,” said Stafford.
He did note, though, that one other situation could bring a light to that area.
“If Walmart does build, there would be a traffic signal installed, basically at the High School entrance. That’s already been in the works. Which, if there is an agreement that came, it is no expense to us, but to Walmart if they did build,” Stafford said.
A reminder, that if you have complaints about any other traffic signals on the major roads, contact the TXDOT Bryan District office.