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City to consider Ave. Q safety improvements at Monday meeting

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Avenue Q could soon be getting some safety improvements between 19th Street and 50th.

City leaders want to reduce the number of serious accidents involving pedestrians in the area, but they're going to consider some questions first.

"I'm trying to keep an open mind until I go to that meeting tonight to see actually what their plans are," said Charles Bolton.

Charles is the co-owner of Bolton Oil Company and owns multiple buildings along Avenue Q.

"I've had several phone calls from our renters with concern... I don't know what to expect but there is some concern," he said.

Robert Devita is one of those renters.

"I think it would affect my business quite a bit. I don't think it's a good thing to be putting a median like that along Avenue Q."

He is the owner of South Plains Electronics.

"It wouldn't allow traffic going north...to cross over and get into my parking lot here because it's not at the corner it's right in the middle of the block," he said. "If there was a median there they would have to go to 38th street and come back around. Some of my customers are trucks and they're not able to make that U-turn."

Charles and Robert understand the need for safety but they are hoping for more of a compromise.

"I am going to be at that meeting and see what they got in mind. Any concerns that we have we'll certainly voice those and see if we can work out something that work for us as well as the city," Bolton said.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

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