Look, I don't want to come across here as being obsessed about this or anything, but the lack of planning and common sense just stuns me. As promised, I took Old Grissom on my way to work as a route to get from Timber Path to Culebra.Looking at the chart above, you can see that Grissom Road goes along the top of the picture. I live on the north side of Grissom and Timber Path (before it closed) makes a short cut through a dry creek bed and comes out at Culebra Road. Forming sort of a triangle with Grissom and Timber Path is Old Grissom Road.
Here is the problem. Sitting at the light this morning at Timber Path and Grissom for five minutes made me realize that someone has not done their job. It also made me realize that people need to learn to safely run red lights when common sense tells you that there is a glitch in the system.
Example: If you are in a line of cars waiting for five minutes for a protected arrow to allow you to get onto a road and there is no other traffic coming in either direction on that road, why not live bold and run the light. Oh, I know, the first time I try this, there will be six cops and a SWAT team waiting for me, but really, can't the city or TxDOT workers just fix the stupid lights to reflect the changes in the road that is closed?
Other than that, the new route worked fine. Then, I had to come home, so I figured I would use the reverse of that route, exiting from Culebra Road to Timber Path, then onto Old Grissom and so forth.Hmmm. Looks like they completely blocked off the part of Timber Path that keeps you from having to make a sharp right turn. No problem.Unless of course, they have failed to cover or otherwise alter the stop lights at the intersection of the closed road. Seriously; Timber Path is closed in both directions. There is no competing traffic from either direction, so why are cars backed up out onto Celebra creating a log-jam? And further, why doesn't the guy simply, cautiously, run the red light. That is actually legal, by the way.
Okay, other than to update you on the status of the construction, I won't bring it up any more.
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