The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Department of Transportation are working to stop an increase in crashes on Interstate 45 near where the state’s latest highway project recently began.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

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Robert Braeking

"Many of the crashes have occurred when drivers are rear-ended while slowing down to get on to the feeder road for the detours, he said."

Makes ya wonder why people stop on the main lanes of a freeway. If the exit ramp is backed up use the shoulder to extend the ramp or bypass. A few extra minutes is not worth the cost of getting clobbered. Remember, driver skill is not a requirement to get a license in Texas.

Blanca Bell

I travel this area everyday, what a great idea it was to block/detour to the main entrance to Texas City proper. The main exit from TC is also blocked/detoured. If you are on I45 and want to take FM 1764 directly to TC you have to risk your life stopped on the highway or drive to Delany and exit. What a hassle.

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