• September 17, 2014

FM 2657 detours irk residents in Cove

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5 comments:

  • wilcfry posted at 2:02 pm on Fri, Sep 13, 2013.

    wilcfry Posts: 93

    "TxDOT also changed the detour to take traffic through the parking lot"

    Jiminy Christmas -- That doesn't sound like a good idea. Also, is the parking lot private property? Can TxDOT just decide to make a detour across private property?

     
  • adnshoe posted at 2:26 pm on Sun, Sep 8, 2013.

    adnshoe Posts: 1

    Unfortuately the way these areas are growing the roadway had to be enlarged. I don't care how it irks cove residents. If we wanted to be cove residents we would have bought houses in cove. I remember when 2657 was a seldom used road with very little traffic. Because of the area expanding, the roadways had to expand to meet the traffic. Also the cove bypass road. It is 15 years to late and to small for the traffic congestion. I also needed to be a 5 lane roadway. What irks me is how the bumper to bumper traffic developes in Cove and the city leaders fought it for years. Then there is Cove annexation greed to be contended with.

     
  • texasgoat posted at 1:43 pm on Sun, Sep 8, 2013.

    texasgoat Posts: 50

    Sounds interesting, going to make a special trip from rural Harker Hts to experience the Cove detour.

     
  • Fran posted at 11:13 am on Sun, Sep 8, 2013.

    Fran Posts: 50

    The traffic was never a problem on this road. I think that it will in the future, because
    its a setup for the "flooring it" mentality on the new wide roadway...will it be 85 mph? Ha, its more like Cove politicians wanting increased tax revenue by virtue of enticing Harker Heights style businesses heaped one upon itself on a concrete platform. There goes the rural style of living, that people moved here for. Just look at all the home values that have been negatively impacted, because they are now surrounded by concrete bypasses. Leadership in this boondoggle was all about the money.

     
  • Hacksaw posted at 7:13 am on Sun, Sep 8, 2013.

    Hacksaw Posts: 42

    Who ever came up with this detour needs to go back to traffic school 101.
    It's bad enough they've directed traffic across PRIVATE PROPERTY but there are GAS Pumps in the middle of their new roadway!
    What kind of idiot directs traffic through an already crowded parking lot where they not only have to maneuver between cars backing out but now around live gas pumps too?
    If an accident occurs it's going to be a big one and it's going to get everyone's attention when the gas pumps explode in flames.
    The store owners are going to get sued. The construction company is going to get sued. TXDOT is going to get sued and you good people paying taxes are the ones who will foot the bill.