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Lubbock citizens petition mayor for traffic light

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Concerned Lubbock citizens presented Mayor Tom Martin with their petition for a traffic signal in northeast Lubbock on Wednesday.

Representatives from the adult division of the Helping Out Children committee met with the mayor at the corner of Parkway and Redbud Avenue.

They say the intersection needs a traffic signal, especially since 750 students will be attending the new elementary school.

Mayor Tom Martin agreed.

"This is an obvious case with Alderson Junior high becoming an elementary school this next year and the closing of Parkway Elementary and Boseman Elementary. There's going to be a lot more kids crossing Parkway drive than there has been in the past," Martin said.

Chairman of the ad hoc committee, Trent Cox, says there have been 17 accidents and 3 deaths in the area in the past four years.

"There's been a lot of accidents," Cox said. "I've had a lot of friends lose their life. You can see the results there, and it's what's hanging there."

Nothing is final yet, but Martin says right now the city, along with TXDot, are checking out current school zones and areas that need one.

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