One of Lubbock County's most dangerous intersections is getting a makeover. The Texas Department of Transportation chose the intersection of Woodrow and Posey Roads as part of its 2006 safety program. This intersection was chosen because it has a history of traffic incidents and a large enough traffic volume to be considered a dangerous intersection.
Walter Denzer, who lives down the road, says it's been a problem for years & he's glad it's finally getting fixed. "It's been real dangerous in the past. We've had several people killed, and several bad wrecks," he said. One of Denzer's neighbors was killed at the intersection 20 years ago, and Denzer says it hasn't gotten any better since then.
The recent construction at the intersection of Woodrow and Posey is a bit of an inconvenience, but Denzer doesn't mind. "Construction shouldn't bother us if we can get better roads," he said.
The Federal Highway Administration is paying for 90% of the almost $700,000 project and Lubbock County is picking up 10% of the tab. The Texas Department of Transportation plans to widen the lanes and add shoulders to both roads. They will also add left turning lanes on Woodrow Road and make the intersection a four way stop.
TxDOT asks drivers to watch out for changes over the next few months. "We would like for motorists to be careful when they're navigating through the area because there will be some traffic configuration changes. We do have part of Rosey Rd. closed." said Dianah Ascncio of TxDOT. The construction should last about four months.
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