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Quail Creek traffic gets 4-way stop

By Melissa Crowe
Nov. 13, 2012 at 5:13 a.m.


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Quail Creek traffic will come to a stop at Chaparral Drive and Grouse Road, just north of Aloe Elementary School.

Victoria County Commissioners on Tuesday approved installing four-way stop signs at the intersection.

Commissioner Gary Burns, whose precinct is affected by the new sign, said the new signs will improve traffic safety and was recommended by Constable Kenneth Easley Jr.

Burns expected it to be installed by the end of the day Tuesday.

"You have to do this to keep them from blowing through at 90 mph," Burns said of the increased traffic.

He said he received multiple complaints from residents nearby who said the fast-moving traffic was creating a hazard.

A woman's yard was damaged when a vehicle was run off the road onto her property, he said. The majority of the issue is with oil field workers driving to and from work, he said.

"There have been several close calls," Burns said.

He encouraged other Precinct 3 residents to give him feedback on road conditions.

"That's what we go by," Burns said.

Easley said he has not received any complaints about that intersection, but thinks the new sign will improve it.

"There was a fatality at that location several years ago," Easley said. "With the school traffic, it would seem like it would slow traffic down a bit before they get to the school zone."

Tuesday's meeting opened and closed in memory of Victoria County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Terry Simons, who died Nov. 7, of a heart attack.

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