Numerous citizens who stay on River Highway in western Wichita County took their problems about basic safety and injury to the road to Wichita County Commissioners Monday.
The Wichita Falls Impartial College District is applying grime from a quarry on River Highway in the construction of two new superior educational facilities. Several hundred truckloads of dust from the quarry are hauled in excess of the rural highway just about every working day.
“Above the previous month I’ve likely received 100 grievances about the street. All those county roadways were not at any time created for that kind of site visitors,” Commissioner Mickey Fincannon reported.
He said the street was after rated for 10 tons.
“If that street was continue to rated for 10 tons, we need to shut them (vans) down. We have the lawful suitable to do it. But the bodyweight restriction was rescinded in 1998,” he said.
Fincannon reported the challenge of road destruction is ongoing, “which Pct. 2 are unable to afford to resolve.” He claimed the operator of the quarry is eager to fix the street after the WFISD project is completed, which is quite a few weeks away.
“I’m pretty delighted with that solution,” Fincannon said.
A person resident was involved elimination of filth would trigger a flooding trouble, but Fincannon said her assets was not in a flood chance area.
Yet another resident shared the flood issue but reported speeding was his biggest concern.
“These truck drivers are going 45 or 50 mph in a 35 mph zone. It really is really about,” he stated.
1 resident whose family has lived on River Road due to the fact 1948, reported he watched the trucks from his entrance porch Monday early morning and the truckers appeared to be exceeding the velocity restrict.
“I might like to see some much more legislation enforcement out there. They require to sluggish down,” he claimed.
“We have had Sheriff’s Division and DPS out there operating the dashing, weighing, things like that and they have issued a number of citations, but they are not rushing at this kind of a amount as what some of the people assume,” Fincannon said. “You cannot halt the development, but had been striving to keep the citizens out there as safe and sound as we can.”
Commissioner Barry Mahler mentioned he had no big fears about the street.
“This is one of people cases you get into — what are you heading to do? If I lived out there I would not like it. I might like to have a magic wand,” he mentioned.
Commissioners took no action on the agenda merchandise.
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