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Poth Page: Increased traffic flow dictates road construction in city limits
Mayor of PothMarch 28, 2012 | 1,795 views | Post a comment
To the Citizens of Poth,
The safety of everyone on the highway has been a hot topic for many members of our community. As you are all aware, the traffic on U.S. 181 and F.M. 541 has greatly increased over the past few months. Unfortunately, with the boom in the Eagle Ford shale, this will become a way of life for the next few years. With that being said, the city is taking great links to help improve the situation.
As you know, several months back we worked with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to put in a turning lane off U.S. 181 turning south on F.M. 541. We are currently working again with TxDOT for more improvements. TxDOT is planning to resurface U.S. 181 this summer. In talks with them, we are planning to add a turning lane through town. The plans are not complete yet, but we know it will extend from the north entrance of town (F.M. 427) to Schneider Street) for sure. We are hoping to extend it even further, but we have to work on the width of the highway through the rest of town. This would greatly improve the safety of everyone making turns off the highway. I will keep you updated on the progress.
The Poth Police Department also will be getting some help. We made our part-time officer into a full-time position last week. This allows more coverage of traffic patrol to help offset the increased traffic. The budget increase will come from the increase in sales tax.
We will continue to look for ways to improve your safety on the city and state roads. We greatly appreciate any comments or suggestions that you might have. I will provide you more information next month on Eagle Ford shale and how it will impact our area. We have attended countless number of meetings and conferences regarding the oil boom and are doing our best to position Poth in the best way for the changes taking place.
There will be a public hearing regarding the regulation of sexually oriented businesses on Tuesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. and Monday, April 16, at 7 p.m. Both will be held in the Poth City Hall.
We are also planning for summer movies at the amphitheatre. Visit Poth City Hall or www.cityofpoth.org for more details about the summer movie schedule.
It you have any comments, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and God Bless.
Travis Pruski is the mayor of Poth.
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