Woodrow Road residents conflicted over possible expansion

Woodrow Road residents conflicted over possible expansion

LUBBOCK COUNTY, Texas -

One of the main items on the Lubbock County election, Proposition A, which would expand county roads. $38 million of the $100 million bond package would go toward Woodrow Road.

According to Lubbock County Judge, Curtis Parrish, it would expand the road to five lanes.

Johnny Arroyos has lived on Woodrow for 33 years. He's witnessed several crashes, "One student hit a stopped car, this car hit another student, and she died. And I've seen several traffics here in front," he recalled.

Arroyos voted for Prop A and said he's not concerned about the road expanding closer to his property line.

"It would cut down on the wrecks and everything," he said. "And it's hard for me to get out of my driveway in the morning and in the afternoon with the school traffic."

Another neighbor, Zeferino Lozoya, said he's against the expansion. Drivers uprooted his mailbox twice and totaled a car in his driveway. Both are several yards off the roadway.

According to Parrish, "Always remember, what we're going to do will offer the minimum amount of impact to homeowners there." He added the project would be funded with federal money, so every change would be approved by the government.

"Dealing with any piece of property that we need to use from a homeowner would be done by federal standards," Parrish added the project would consider residents on the road.

"What we're already anticipating is working with Cooper and to move that right-of-way over more, maybe toward the Cooper school district land," he said.

According to Parrish, the purpose of the proposition is driver safety, since of them are students.

"It's worth having better access to the road," Arroyos claimed.

According to Parrish, the project could take more than five years to finish if Prop A were to pass.

    

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