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Why wouldn’t a signal light be necessary? - The Galveston County Daily News: Letters To Editor

September 27, 2016

Why wouldn’t a signal light be necessary?

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Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:00 am

With school starting in a week, the Texas Department of Transportation and city of Texas City are surveying whether to remove a traffic signal (four-way stoplight with left turn) on Ninth Avenue North.

It is currently flashing yellow on the main lanes with stop signs on the crossways.

This intersection is at a hike and bike trail crossing of the main thoroughfare at the entrance to the public library and city park, with two elementary schools and a middle school across the street and no other traffic control in seven blocks.

I wonder when the powers that be will make up their minds on the fate of the light, and why in the world they ever thought that the light was superfluous to public and child safety?