River Road residents concerned about truck traffic, quarry
Many inhabitants who stay on River Highway in western Wichita County took their problems about basic safety and harm to the road to Wichita County Commissioners Monday.
The Wichita Falls Unbiased College District is utilizing grime from a quarry on River Road in the building of two new high schools. Quite a few hundred truckloads of dust from the quarry are hauled around the rural highway each day.
“Over the earlier month I’ve possibly obtained 100 complaints about the street. Those county streets had been not at any time created for that variety of visitors,” Commissioner Mickey Fincannon claimed.
He mentioned the highway was after rated for 10 tons.
“If that highway was continue to rated for 10 tons, we will need to shut them (trucks) down. We have the lawful proper to do it. But the bodyweight restriction was rescinded in 1998,” he mentioned.
Fincannon mentioned the issue of road hurt is ongoing, “which Pct. 2 can not find the money for to repair.” He claimed the owner of the quarry is prepared to maintenance the highway when the WFISD venture is completed, which is a number of weeks absent.
“I’m pretty delighted with that response,” Fincannon reported.
Just one resident was concerned removal of grime would induce a flooding trouble, but Fincannon explained her house was not in a flood hazard space.
A different resident shared the flood concern but said rushing was his biggest concern.
“These truck drivers are heading 45 or 50 mph in a 35 mph zone. It is really really relating to,” he stated.
A single resident whose family has lived on River Road since 1948, said he viewed the vans from his front porch Monday early morning and the truckers appeared to be exceeding the pace restrict.
“I might like to see some a lot more legislation enforcement out there. They need to have to gradual down,” he mentioned.
“We have had Sheriff’s Department and DPS out there working the rushing, weighing, stuff like that and they have issued various citations, but they’re not rushing at this kind of a fee as what some of the residents assume,” Fincannon stated. “You can not end the progress, but had been striving to keep the citizens out there as safe as we can.”
Commissioner Barry Mahler reported he experienced no main problems about the road.
“This is a person of people circumstances you get into — what are you heading to do? If I lived out there I would not like it. I would like to have a magic wand,” he mentioned.
Commissioners took no action on the agenda product.
This short article initially appeared on Wichita Falls Situations File Information: River Road inhabitants worried about truck targeted visitors, quarry