Controversial Plan for Medians Will Get Public Meeting

Published 03/16 2014 02:24PM

Updated 03/16 2014 02:27PM

LUBBOCK, TX -- A proposal to create medians along a section of Avenue Q. became controversial in mid-February. At that time City Councilman Victor Hernandez raised questions about the impact on businesses along Avenue Q.

Hernandez and Councilman Floyd Price were granted a public meeting with Texas Department of Transportation representatives on March 24, 6:30 pm, at O.L. Slaton Middle School.

“The suggested medians could affect public access to business and homes adjacent to Avenue Q.,” Hernandez said. “It is very important, to both of us, to balance pedestrian and vehicular safety needs with the need to have Avenue Q. remain economically viable.”

TxDOT proposed the medians from 19th to 50th Street. TxDOT’s reasoning was “numerous pedestrian and vehicular accidents (some fatal) on Avenue Q.”

Price said, “This is a good opportunity for businesses, homeowners, and the general public to see the proposed changes to Avenue Q. and provide feedback to TxDOT.”

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