Decades-long efforts to provide four-lane, divided access to Paris moves closer

There are 10 comments on the EParis Extra story from Apr 28, 2012, titled Decades-long efforts to provide four-lane, divided access to Paris moves closer. In it, EParis Extra reports that:

Decades-long efforts to make Texas 24 a four-lane, divided highway all 47 miles from Paris to Interstate 30 moved closer Thursday with preliminary approval in Austin of an agreement by local governing bodies to pay for right-of-way and relocation of utilities along the last 10 miles of two-lane road.

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“Down with INGSOC”

Since: Jan 12

Texas

#1 Apr 29, 2012
Why? I have traveled that highway for a very long time have never seen traffic to justify spending the money on that.....is it for projected future growth, or for planned future growth?

Paris gonna be the next metropolitan mecca of the nation?
Bill Board

Emory, TX

#2 Apr 29, 2012
I for one and glad to read that it is getting closer to reality. If you have ever been caught behind someone going really slow it is a real pain and dangerous to try and pass.

My other comment would be that if the goal is to promote businesses like distribution centers in this area, then something needs to be done to address the bottleneck in Commerce and all the red lights. Whatever time one makes up by traveling the four lane will be lost sitting at the red lights.

Also, the pedestrian flashing crosswalk is really dangerous. As soon as someone steps in it the lights start flashing and you have no warning. Looks to me like TAMC is to cheap to build a much safer pedestrian bridge. Guess a few students will have to die first.
Just my opinion

United States

#3 Apr 29, 2012
I can remember it being a 2 lane all the way from Oklahoma to I-30.(Old aren't I ?)
It was labeled one of the deadliest 2 lane hwy's in Texas for a long time. I can remember many, many deadly head-on collisions. Especially when the speed limit was 55 mph.
Anonymous

Lone Oak, TX

#4 May 21, 2012
It's time and then maybe Cooper will come into the 21 century. Now we need to get a Walmart, Tom Thumb or some other food stores in here. Maybe even McDonalds will come in. Some real city and county leadership that will do something beside sit in there chairs with there thumbs up there backend. See I cleaned that up some but you get the idea.
Change Is Good

Lone Oak, TX

#5 May 21, 2012
wishy2 wrote:
It's time and then maybe Cooper will come into the 21 century. Now we need to get a Walmart, Tom Thumb or some other food stores in here. Maybe even McDonalds will come in. Some real city and county leadership that will do something beside sit in there chairs with there thumbs up there backend. See I cleaned that up some but you get the idea.
Why wait on elected officials? Why don't you start a campaign to bring in business? Why not? If you don't like the situation, you can make a difference. But let me warn you, you'll never work as hard as you're going to if you take this challenge. I commend you for wanting to improve your county, but it takes more than lip service. Spouting off is healthy if you're willing to come up with a plan
lupinentexas

Humble, TX

#6 May 29, 2012
wishy2 wrote:
It's time and then maybe Cooper will come into the 21 century. Now we need to get a Walmart, Tom Thumb or some other food stores in here. Maybe even McDonalds will come in. Some real city and county leadership that will do something beside sit in there chairs with there thumbs up there backend. See I cleaned that up some but you get the idea.
Cumby is not in Delta County. Why not get those in Cumby? perhaps on I 30
lupinentexas

Humble, TX

#7 May 29, 2012
Cumby is not in Delta County. Why not get those in Cumby? perhaps on I 30
LMAO

Cumby, TX

#8 May 30, 2012
New to the Topix?? The city listed by the poster's name doesn't mean anything. It's just the internet connection. Cumby means they subscribe to Cumby Telephone. LMAO
lupinentexas wrote:
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Cumby is not in Delta County. Why not get those in Cumby? perhaps on I 30
Cap

Lone Oak, TX

#9 Jun 1, 2012
I am ready for 24 to be a 4 lane highway. I travel it everyday. You get behind some elderly person going 40 and can not go around. Or you will get behind a 18 wheeler going 60 and can not get around. You may also get behind a farmer tring to get their crop in and not be able to go around. Normally I am not in too big of hury, but there are the times that you have to be somewhere and that is when you get behind the slow people. It is only two lanes from 904 to right outside of Cooper. I think that they should have just made it 4 lanes when they did the rest of the highway.
Cap

Lone Oak, TX

#10 Jun 1, 2012
Also it may help bring buisness to Cooper. Lord knows that we need some more to produce revinue and taxes.

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