(Orange, Texas)

June 26, 2013

Concerns for traffic leads to citizen request for traffic control measures on 4 Oaks Ranch Road

Dawn Burleigh
The Orange Leader

VIDOR — Citizens of 4 Oaks Ranch Road are concerned with the speed of commercial vehicles traveling down their street.

Corbin Erway approached Orange County Commissioner Court during the 2 p.m. Monday meeting to request help with traffic control at 4 Oaks Ranch Road.

“I have contacted the companies, DPS and the Sheriff’s Office,” Erway said. “There are twelve children ages eight and under living on that street.”

The speed limit signs posted for the road state 30 miles per hour for cars and 15 miles per hour for commercial vehicles.

“I have seen commercial trucks going much faster,” Erway said. “I do not have a radar gun but I would say some are going approximately 60 miles per hour.”

Erway also said he started a petition the Saturday prior to the meeting and had collected three pages of signatures.

“These are signatures of people who live on, near or have family members visit here,” Erway said.

County Judge Carl Thibodeaux accepted the petition on the courts behalf.

“We are unable to respond because the item was not on the agenda,” Thibodeaux said. “We will do whatever we can legally for the situation. However, until humans slow down and abide by the posted laws...”

Erway said after the meeting he understood and agreed with the judge.

Erway also said he is concerned for the safety of the children in the neighborhood because a speeding truck will take several feet to come to a stop.