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?

Kenneth Nelson

Texas City

(2) comments

Mark Johnson

For the same reason they thought closing the right lanes of Palmer to through traffic was a grand idea. They do not use common sense but rely on their imperical studies
to make decisions.

David Shinn

I"m the guy who put articles in the paper about those "3rd Lanes" not being used...anyway, the traffic lights probably should stay, as the "test" of those lights were done at the wrong time. They did the test when school was NOT in session. Really? Watch, they will end up putting them back up when the first kid gets hit or cyclist falls. Yep, no common sense at all. The Texas Avenue light is not being used, so that was a plus.

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