Commissioners consider four-way stop at bad intersection - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Commissioners consider four-way stop at bad intersection, also look at bad county roads

By Tiffany Pelt - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Lubbock County Commissioners are discussing putting a four-way stop at South University Avenue and Woodrow Road because of traffic concerns.

"Well the good news is Lubbock County is growing and that's great, but unfortunately because of all this growth there's continued growth in the traffic in this part of the county," said Bill McCay, County Commissioner.

Since 2006 Texas Department of Public Safety reported ten crashes at University and Woodrow. Besides accident numbers, engineers also surveyed the intersection determining traffic flow for each road is equal. To help reduce back up on University, commissioners believe another set of stop signs should be placed on Woodrow Road.

"A four-way stop sign will make it a safer intersection as well as a more convenient intersection in that you won't have to sit and wait for long periods of time as the heavier traffic is going east and west. It will smooth the traffic flow," said McCay.

McCay encourages everyone who is concerned with this intersection to attend the public hearing scheduled for February 1st at 6:30 p.m. held in the Lubbock Cooper Performing Arts Center.

Also on Monday Commissioners toured several county roads in need of repair. Some of those roads were washed away after the July floods.

Annually the Commissioners budget is $2 million for road repairs, but after the floods the damage is double what they spend each year.

"We had $4 million in damage we received, and we received a little over $200,000 in FEMA grants. So we're going to try to spread that $200,000 to the areas that are most critical and in most need," said McCay.

Those roads include:

  • North County Road 3240 North of Idalou,
  • North County Road 1630 at County Road 6100,
  • County Road 7000 at County Road 1500,
  • County Road 1800 at Woodrow Road
  • and the Horseshoe Bend Road.

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