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Request for Action on Dangerous Intersection
by Ann Rogers
Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Ann Rogers of League City appealed to the GuidryNews.com Forum seeking a solution for a traffic problem at 61st Street and the I-45 service road on Galveston Island.

I was a victim of a car accident at 61st street and I-45 service road in Galveston on Dec. 18, 2011 at 8:30 in the morning.  2 cars were totaled and 4 people were involved with no serious injuries.  Since that time I have come to learn that this intersection has been a problem for years and that the City of Galveston Public Works Department has no intention of changing the location of the lights to make it less confusing (which is the word used by all who run the red light at that intersection and cause all the accidents). 

Can you suggest a way to bring more attention to this problem?  People who live in Galveston just laugh when they hear about another accident because they are so frequent and no one seems to care.  Are they waiting for fatalities?  I suggested they make this light (with its 2 right turn lanes) look like the light at NASA Parkway at Hwy 146.  No one at that intersection runs the red light when the right turn arrow lights up.  But no one will respond to me.

Thanks for any help you can be on this matter.

Ann Rogers        
League City, TX




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