Quite a few people who are living on River Highway in western Wichita County took their considerations about security and destruction to the road to Wichita County Commissioners Monday.
The Wichita Falls Impartial College District is employing grime from a quarry on River Street in the development of two new high schools. Numerous hundred truckloads of grime from the quarry are hauled around the rural highway each and every working day.
“Around the past month I’ve in all probability received 100 grievances about the road. Those county streets ended up not ever developed for that type of site visitors,” Commissioner Mickey Fincannon said.
He mentioned the highway was after rated for 10 tons.
“If that highway was still rated for 10 tons, we need to have to shut them (vehicles) down. We have the lawful ideal to do it. But the pounds restriction was rescinded in 1998,” he mentioned.
Fincannon claimed the concern of street problems is ongoing, “which Pct. 2 cannot afford to deal with.” He stated the proprietor of the quarry is inclined to repair service the road after the WFISD project is accomplished, which is a number of weeks away.
“I am very joyful with that remedy,” Fincannon stated.
A single resident was anxious elimination of dirt would cause a flooding problem, but Fincannon reported her residence was not in a flood danger region.
Yet another resident shared the flood concern but claimed dashing was his biggest issue.
“These truck motorists are heading 45 or 50 mph in a 35 mph zone. It can be quite relating to,” he reported.
A single resident whose family has lived on River Street due to the fact 1948, claimed he viewed the vans from his front porch Monday early morning and the truckers appeared to be exceeding the pace limit.
“I would like to see some much more regulation enforcement out there. They require to sluggish down,” he reported.
“We have experienced Sheriff’s Section and DPS out there operating the rushing, weighing, stuff like that and they have issued various citations, but they’re not dashing at this kind of a fee as what some of the residents believe,” Fincannon explained. “You are not able to quit the progress, but were being making an attempt to preserve the citizens out there as secure as we can.”
Commissioner Barry Mahler stated he had no main worries about the street.
“This is one particular of individuals situations you get into — what are you likely to do? If I lived out there I would not like it. I would like to have a magic wand,” he explained.
Commissioners took no motion on the agenda item.
This article at first appeared on Wichita Falls Periods File News: River Street people concerned about truck site visitors, quarry