The Shiro fire chief is urging Grimes County Commissioners both to impose a lower speed limit and institute a no passing zone in front of the Shiro Fire Station.
During public comments at a recent session of Commissioners Court, Chief Dan Sharron reported that even the residents on Highway 30 who have to back out of their driveways still don’t slow down.
Sharron said that even though it’s supposed to be a 55 mph zone, trucks regularly go through there at 70. And he added they even pass school buses that have stopped and have their lights flashing.
And even though Sharron told the court he knew it would be a battle with TxDOT, he offered to go to TxDOT personally, as a spokesman for that issue of safety.
In an exchange with County Judge Ben Lehman, Sharron explained the results of a recent TxDOT safety study of the area mean the battle that’ll need to be waged for these changes will be even greater.
Though Judge Lehman could not comment directly because the issue was not on the agenda, he did promise to meet with Chief Sharron privately to try to figure out a means to get TxDOT to take another look at the issue.
Keep it on Navasota News. We’ll let you know what the judge and Chief Sharron eventually come up with, and both how and when they plan to use it to attempt to persuade TxDOT.