There are couple of interesting sections in the resolution Galveston City Council members passed last week in response to traffic jams along Harborside Drive because of long trains.

Complaints at recent public meetings by islanders about long delays at railroad crossings prompted city officials to look into the matter.

Dave Mathews: 409-683-5258; dave.mathews@galvnews.com

(3) comments

Susan Fennewald

It would be helpful if they collected actual data about times and durations of railroad related road closures. I can't help thinking that drivers think its much worse than it is - but I could be wrong and would like to see some actual data.

Miceal O'Laochdha

At least the hordes of drivers racing in and out of Galveston on Harborside do actually stop for trains. That is more than most of them do at the red light at 37th St. Every light cycle cars on Harborside run the red at 37th in both directions and never a policeman to give the first ticket. The only reason there are not daily T-bone accidents at this intersection is that most folks crossing on 37th are regulars and know enough not to go forward as soon as the light turns green for them.

Ted Gillis

A flyover “overpass” at Harborside and I 45, along with another one at 61st and Broadway was considered by The Texas Department of Transportation some years back. Both were included in countywide bond election, but it was defeated, mostly by north county voters. Just think of how different the traffic paths would be now, if we would have had some more forward thinking voters back then.

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