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8.03.2012

Denton County 380 Project and The Wise County Connection


Link. (There's comments at the bottom.)

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Eva is a great Mom. I met her when she was gathering signatures and we shed tears and I had to give her a hug. So glad that she is finally getting what she worked so hard for. Salute, Eva.

Anonymous said...

To all of you rock haulers. When this is finished, stay out of the passing lane.

Anonymous said...

Two of the bravest families I know! From heartache they have stepped up so that no other families have to go through the same pain! God Bless them all!!

Anonymous said...

It's about time Denton decided to bring that section of Hwy 380 out of the Stone Ages! Upgrades to highways ALL around, and they did NOTHING to this section except resurface the same old two lane road. Absolutely scandalous. Think about it--Wise County's section was upgraded to passing lanes years ago, and Denton did--NOTHING! Now, Wise County's section is about to be all divided highway and Denton's section is--TWO LANES only! I'd be embarassed to drive this highway if I was a member of Denton County government. Took the deaths of two WISE COUNTY girls to make DENTON act! I applaud the success of those girls' parents in getting Denton County to do something they should have done an AGE ago!

Anonymous said...

Dont blame the trucks, blame that DOT guy.

Anonymous said...

9:21 The trucks are just as much of the problem. I've had numerous near misses because of those "safe" driving trucks going way over the speed limit or riding my bumper because I was going the speed limit. Someone should set up cameras for a least one hour and you would see how safe they drive. Of course there are many others in cars who think they are running the the Indy really peopl do you always have to be first. You may no care about your own lives but I bet those around you care about theirs!

Anonymous said...

9:12...Denton? That decision isn't made in Denton. You are an idiot.

ANDY said...

I BELIEVE THAT DECISION WAS MADE IN DENTON IN THAT THEY WOULDNT PONEY UP THEIR SHARE OF THE PROJECT COST.IT IS MINIMAL BUT IT IS A MUST.

I AM NOT YELLING,JUST SAYIN

Engineer said...

Denton has had their share sitting in an escrow account for several years waiting on the state to bring their share to the table. The 380 project had been considered a "Low Priority" project by TxDot until there was a significant number of fatal and near fatal accidents on the highway. It was with the efforts of Vic Czerniak and Debbie Mancil that made the state change it's position, no is NOT an acceptable answer.
I don't typically support the behavior of our Wise County rock truck industry but the record shows in the large majority of the cases involving the aggregate haulers they were not at fault. Most involved cars improperly passing into the oncoming traffic lanes.

Anonymous said...

i hate rock trucks and rock truck drivers, they enjoy harassing people in 4 wheelers and especially women drivers.

Anonymous said...

1241 You are right it is not an acceptable answer. TXDOT has not been held accoutable for years. Not all truck drivers are bad drivers, as not all others are either. It is the bad ones out their that are not responsible drivers that are the problem. But really they knew of the fatal accident numbers on this road for years and chose to move the money and widen the roads in more prominent neighborhoods follow the money everytime. It is a shame that it takes multiple lives being lost and someone holding their feet to the fire before something is done.

Anonymous said...

No one in their right mind should ever expect the widening of a road to prevent accidents.

Naive dreamers.

Anonymous said...

Should of had trucks on one side the other two lanes for cars

Anonymous said...

9:23, no one said it would prevent accidents, but widening the highway will provide more room for those who try to get out of the way of accidents. Also, just the fact that it will no longer be only 2 lane but 4 lane with a wide median between west and east bound vehicles will most likely decrease the number of accidents that typically occur on that highway.