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Old 08-09-2016, 12:07 PM   #1
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Poor trafic planning

The new diversion of Ave N to connect straight to Bluebonnet Dr is a major failure. They put a stop sign there, which is not enough. We are seldom able to cross 1431 or turn left onto it without a traffic light. Worse yet, there is one lane for going straight/left and another for turning right. So we have to commit to going one way or the other before we see what the traffic on 1431 is like. If they build a new street to go into HEB, we will have to zig and zag to get on it. So the dumb city has made it harder to reach HEB and just as tough to get onto Bluebonnet as it was before, after wasting people's time and taxpayer's money.
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Old 08-09-2016, 05:10 PM   #2
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The light will be installed the first week in September, it will not remain a stop sign.
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Old 08-10-2016, 08:55 AM   #3
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The new diversion of Ave N to connect straight to Bluebonnet Dr is a major failure. They put a stop sign there, which is not enough. We are seldom able to cross 1431 or turn left onto it without a traffic light. Worse yet, there is one lane for going straight/left and another for turning right. So we have to commit to going one way or the other before we see what the traffic on 1431 is like. If they build a new street to go into HEB, we will have to zig and zag to get on it. So the dumb city has made it harder to reach HEB and just as tough to get onto Bluebonnet as it was before, after wasting people's time and taxpayer's money.
Hit the SEND button a bit quickly, eh? Could have posed all of that in a polite question.
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Old 08-10-2016, 08:05 PM   #4
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The new diversion of Ave N to connect straight to Bluebonnet Dr is a major failure. They put a stop sign there, which is not enough. We are seldom able to cross 1431 or turn left onto it without a traffic light. Worse yet, there is one lane for going straight/left and another for turning right. So we have to commit to going one way or the other before we see what the traffic on 1431 is like. If they build a new street to go into HEB, we will have to zig and zag to get on it. So the dumb city has made it harder to reach HEB and just as tough to get onto Bluebonnet as it was before, after wasting people's time and taxpayer's money.
Once TxDot installs the new lights traffic should be as good or better then it was with the old path.. and the newly built section has far clearer striping and direction markers to help even with the blindest of drivers.

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Old 08-11-2016, 11:09 AM   #5
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It is my understanding that TxDot and not the city is in charge of all of the traffic lights on 1431. I just wish TxDot could have gotten the light installed before school busses start running later this month.

Until the light is installed, I would avoid the intersection if at all possible when the middle school lets kids out in the afternoon.
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Old 08-15-2016, 11:58 AM   #6
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The light will be installed the first week in September, it will not remain a stop sign.
Is that a definite date? I ask that because the latest article in the paper states there is only the potential for one..
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Old 08-16-2016, 12:11 AM   #7
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I am afraid that the intersection will quickly go from a major inconvenience to a seriously dangerous situation as soon as classes start at the middle school in a couple of weeks.
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Old 08-16-2016, 06:43 AM   #8
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Is that a definite date? I ask that because the latest article in the paper states there is only the potential for one..
It is as definite as one can get from a government entity...
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Old 08-24-2016, 06:47 PM   #9
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Hit the SEND button a bit quickly, eh? Could have posed all of that in a polite question.
You're obviously an employee of the dumb city.
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Old 08-31-2016, 07:15 PM   #10
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The new diversion of Ave N to connect straight to Bluebonnet Dr is a major failure. They put a stop sign there, which is not enough. We are seldom able to cross 1431 or turn left onto it without a traffic light. Worse yet, there is one lane for going straight/left and another for turning right. So we have to commit to going one way or the other before we see what the traffic on 1431 is like. If they build a new street to go into HEB, we will have to zig and zag to get on it. So the dumb city has made it harder to reach HEB and just as tough to get onto Bluebonnet as it was before, after wasting people's time and taxpayer's money.

They are working on getting lights installed. Just passed by today and they do have concrete footings and electric piping in place. Should not take much longer.
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Old 09-26-2016, 09:33 PM   #11
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They are working on getting lights installed. Just passed by today and they do have concrete footings and electric piping in place. Should not take much longer.
Well they finally got the light in there but they have it set on blinking red and yellow. Hopefully that's just temporary, because if it isn't, it has identically the same effect the stop sign had, and was a needless expenditure that bespeaks a combination of ignorance and idiocy.
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