Born...El Campo has a loop?
Did anyone expect that a loop constructed long ago, in an area where there was nothing, to remain the same after it started getting built up?One day, another loop will be built to bypass what is now a fast growing area of Victoria, and this will all be a moot point.
I think that it was extremely POOR PLANNING on selecting
the location for these two new schools.
Requiring huge amounts of traffic to enter into these schools
from a major throughfare highway, seems to be just asking
for future wrecks/accidents, and even possible deaths.
It is already extremely difficult to enter on or pass over Hwy.
87 at the Nursery 447 intersection, I have to do that often to
get over to the Nursery school,
I hope/pray there will be no fatal accidents because of
the new schools locations.
The loop in El Campo has one red light, which is btw, where the road leading to the HS is.I guess that's not technically a loop then.
Well Heck GOP, until tomorrow, you could get on the Southwest Freeway or I10 or 45, in Houston, drive 120 miles or so, turn on the loop in Victoria, go to Hwy 77S if you go straight on Hwy 59, and don't have to stop until Refugio, or N on 77, hwy 87N, with only one required stop, that is until you exit the loop.
I guess, a person could get on I 10 in Jacksonville Fl, drive through lots of cities and end up in Los Angeles, of course you would have to stop at the customs checkpoints along the way and the required agricultural check point at the California border.
The loop here was a loop, for awhile.
This is not a loop. Loops circle a city, traffic on a loop never stops or travels under underpasses.
the stretch of loop from Cuero highway to Houston highway is no loner a loop, but a regular street. it's past time to set up the proper lights needed to control traffic.
I agree with you, but most schools are not on busy highways, and coming off of a section of highway that has a 70 mph speed limit. I know there is enough distance between the overpass and the school zone, but we are talking truckers here and people who do not drive this road every day. An on-again, off-again thing may confuse out-of-towners.Another aspect to this. For those drivers who often use other outlets, such as Airline, Ben Jordon, Salem, etc., they may opt to use Mockingbird "because" of the red light. That will make traffic through that part heavier.I always use the intersections that have red lights because I know that I will get a turn to get across the highway safely. Being the only red light on that road is going to create other problems.
Born...It would work the same way surface street school zones do now. Better a pain in the .... neck for couple of hours in the morning and evening than 24/7. Again, this is just my humble opinion.
I agree with you about not having it active during times other than morning rush hour, lunch times, after school, and during sporting events, BUT if it is an off and on thing, people won't be in the habit of stopping, or slowing down at all times. They may forget about it easier and not get into the habit of stopping.It's a pain having to stop when the traffic is light, but I'm afraid that is the only way to make it a permanent thought in people's minds.
Marvwill...I'm afraid you're right about the lights. Doesn't seem to make much sense to keep them active when the school's not having rush hour, though. Of course, that's just MY humble opinion.
Ahh loops...created to divert traffic from a congested area and to help speed the flow of traffic by not having any traffic lights.
Guess it's about time to build a new loop...say an outer loop that you can take without having to go near town, one that starts north of Sam's Club and takes you around east of the airport...way east of the airport...say around Inez.
The current loop with all the lights people want added will be nothing more than another congested street if they have their way. Then when a new loop is built business will expand out to the new loop leaving empty buildings on the old loop.
Neighborhoods will feel the effect too as new subdivisions are built around the new loop leaving empty homes in the old neighborhood, homes that while worth plenty of $$$ will sell for less due to location location location...don't believe the scenario? Take a look at Houston, Sugar Land or Richmond.
Expansion of cities kills from the center of the city out and we're there already it's just going to get worse as the city grows.
But, kudos on keeping our school zones safe and for giving us the heads-up on thngs.
To the waywardwind. My bet is they lights will be 24/7. Just look at the markings on the highway for traffic coming off mockingbird turning left. It puts you right in the left lane without merging.
do a petition like the 30 or so homes did in Woodway and I bet you can get slower speeds during school hours and intersection lights.
salem and airline intersections also need lights. that stretch also needs much more of a dps/vpd presence. the speed limit is 55, but most vehicles are doing at least 70.
the school entrance also needs a light that runs in the morning and the afternoons.
I have a question about the light at Mockingbird and the Loop. Will it be fully functional 24/7 or will it flash during the day when school is actually in session and at night when school is out and on weekends? Please tell me that it will only be fully functional for the morning and evening rushes at the school.
I think we need a school zone. Why is it only needed on smaller streets, to go 20, but build on a major highway, SPEED LIMIT 70, and no need for one? They are "monitoring" the situation for a few months? How many accidents will we need to have before they do something? My daughter will be a Senior at West and driving herself. I thank God she has zero hours and gets out at lunch, so she won't have to deal with the mass of people coming and going. I see 18 wheelers barreling through there all the time. I don't think they are going to be stopping at yellow lights. That sign advising new signal also gets kind of lost in all the other construction signs. Please Victoria and the state. Be proactive on this. Our children's lives are too precious.
Get a "Mom" or "Dad" in a hurry to work and then all safety goes out the window.