Quite a few residents who live on River Highway in western Wichita County took their worries about protection and hurt to the road to Wichita County Commissioners Monday.
The Wichita Falls Impartial University District is utilizing filth from a quarry on River Road in the building of two new significant faculties. Many hundred truckloads of grime from the quarry are hauled about the rural street just about every day.
“In excess of the past thirty day period I have most likely obtained 100 complaints about the street. People county roads have been not at any time developed for that form of website traffic,” Commissioner Mickey Fincannon stated.
He claimed the street was after rated for 10 tons.
“If that street was even now rated for 10 tons, we need to have to shut them (vehicles) down. We have the legal suitable to do it. But the excess weight restriction was rescinded in 1998,” he mentioned.
Fincannon stated the issue of street harm is ongoing, “which Pct. 2 simply cannot afford to pay for to fix.” He explained the operator of the quarry is keen to mend the street at the time the WFISD undertaking is finished, which is various weeks absent.
“I am quite joyful with that remedy,” Fincannon explained.
One particular resident was concerned removing of filth would result in a flooding dilemma, but Fincannon mentioned her assets was not in a flood threat area.
A further resident shared the flood problem but claimed dashing was his most important concern.
“These truck motorists are likely 45 or 50 mph in a 35 mph zone. It truly is really relating to,” he explained.
One particular resident whose family members has lived on River Street since 1948, stated he viewed the vehicles from his front porch Monday morning and the truckers appeared to be exceeding the speed limit.
“I might like to see some more regulation enforcement out there. They need to sluggish down,” he said.
“We have had Sheriff’s Section and DPS out there functioning the speeding, weighing, stuff like that and they have issued quite a few citations, but they are not rushing at these types of a fee as what some of the citizens feel,” Fincannon explained. “You won’t be able to prevent the progress, but were attempting to maintain the citizens out there as secure as we can.”
Commissioner Barry Mahler said he experienced no key considerations about the highway.
“This is one of all those scenarios you get into — what are you heading to do? If I lived out there I wouldn’t like it. I would like to have a magic wand,” he stated.
Commissioners took no action on the agenda merchandise.
This write-up at first appeared on Wichita Falls Moments Document Information: River Road citizens worried about truck website traffic, quarry