One local citizen has submitted a petition to improve safety of two County Roads.
That would be Commander Carl Dry, who spoke during the public comment portion of the most recent Commissioner’s Court meeting. He talked about the narrow, winding paths of County Roads 304 and 302, and what he thinks needs to be done.
“Both of these roads are heavily traveled, due to an increase in population, and construction of State Highway 249, which will connect to County Road 304 when completed. This will increase the traffic numbers on County Road 304 considerably when completed. I am asking you to find the funds to put striping on these roads, for the sake of safety,” said Dry.
In his comments, Dry noted that many people become confused with the shoulder and roadway, and that it is especially confusing at night or during rain.
He says too, while people do speed down the road, just one step needs to be taken first, before working on the other issues.
“The speed limit signs read 35, but some seem to read that as 53…but that is another story,” said Dry, as the crowd laughed.
“My petition is for the safety of all, and has been signed by 68 fellow citizen’s who travel these roads daily. And, who agree that something needs to be done before a life is lost simply because of visibility,” Dry stated.
Commander Dry again encouraged commissioners to find funds for striping the two roads. Since it was public comments, Commissioner’s could not respond on the issue directly, so no word on when any potential striping would be put in place.