Ector County To Improve Five "Most Dangerous Roads" 2/5/14
February 6th, 2014
Ector County, Tx
Ector County could see some much needed improvements to dangerous roads, thanks to funding made available through TXDOT grants.
County Commissioners have identified five roads, where they plan to use the seven million dollars.
Joe Davila put up this fence to protect his house, at one of the roads identified.
"It will be a barrier for my grandkids that come down here in the summer. At least they will be that much more protected," he said.
A portion of the money the county will receive is going to a stoplight on 16th street.
"Thatís exciting news. I mean something to look forward to. Now, someone's got to stop," he said.
Other projects include widening Moss Ave and 42nd street. Moss is a two lane road yet is heavily traveled.
"Whenever Moss was constructed, of course it was never constructed with this level of traffic in mind," said Susan Redford, The Ector County Judge.
In total, the county has laid out 5 projects, which they say are the most dangerous. With these improvements, they are hoping to make travel safer.
"A number of the accidents have been inattentive driving that we've seen in this area, but if we can give more room for other drivers to get away from that I think it'll help a lot," Redford said.
She also says the county could get even more funding depending on how many counties apply for these grants. They will apply for about 19 million dollars which would go toward other roads in need.