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FINALLY! City of Victoria to Study Traffic Light Timing

God knows if you’ve ever driven anywhere in this town and have been in a hurry in the process, you are going to get caught by a red light.  There’s just no way around it.  Well, after 5 years (since their last study) the City of Victoria is scheduled to take a look at the timing of those red lights on the city’s busiest thoroughfares.

Victoria City Council is expected to vote Tuesday whether to approve spending $169,550 for a traffic signal study along Navarro and Main streets and Houston Highway.

The six-month study is hoped to improve traffic flow and reduce delays and stops.  Public Works Director Lynn Short said the study will look at current traffic patterns, take intensive vehicle counts and create models and projections for more effective timers.

Along Navarro, the study includes lights from Goodwin Avenue to Broadmoor Street and from Business 59 to Tropical Drive on Main Street. The Business 59 portion of the study runs from Bridge Street to Loop 463.

All I know is…..most of my frustration lies with protected left turns.  The light stays green for all of 15 seconds letting 2 or 3 of the 14 cars through pissing everyone off in the process.  It’s been a long time coming and I certainly hope, for sanity’s sake, this will help fix the problem.

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