In spite of threatening rain clouds, 20 or more residents of Crestwood Drive gathered in the parking lot of C3 Victory church Friday evening.

They came to share their concerns about the safety of the newly renovated stretch of road with their councilmen, Ricky De La Garza and Dr. Andrew Young.

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Alonzo Salazar

I doubt the city can do anything for these residents. These folks live on a narrow busy street and nothing short of utilizing the front lawn for parking space will help.

Glenn Wilson

"The traffic should defer to people coming in and out of their driveways, and it doesn’t." -- Sorry, but no. It's the other way around. The problem of getting safely out of the driveway onto Crestwood existed before this reconstruction and is common along main or connector streets. Pouring a concrete turn-around in the yard or a curved driveway with 2 entrance/exits would make this much safer. Paving the front yard would replace the lost parking space. IMO, the city should perform either of these modifications for any homeowner affected by this reconstruction. Unintended consequences are the result of poor planning and engineering. "Oops, sorry" is not a solution.

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