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Rockwall Resident

Forney, TX

#1 Feb 19, 2013
Just curious does anyone knows if there ever plans to be an exit on Interstate 30 for John King Blvd? The road is a good addition but it would be great if there was an exit on 30 for it.
Yes

Lockhart, TX

#2 Feb 19, 2013
It was approved in the last bind election.
Rockwall Resident

Forney, TX

#3 Feb 19, 2013
Yes wrote:
It was approved in the last bind election.
That's great news! Thanks!
Dangerous Intersection

Lockhart, TX

#4 Feb 19, 2013
That's great news about the exit. Does anybody know if there are any planned changes to the intersections along John King. The roads are at such a tough angle to see around and not to mention the unintentional speed bump. I've seen so many people accidentally run the stops signs. It's just waiting for a serious accident.
Rockwall Resident

Forney, TX

#5 Feb 19, 2013
Dangerous Intersection wrote:
That's great news about the exit. Does anybody know if there are any planned changes to the intersections along John King. The roads are at such a tough angle to see around and not to mention the unintentional speed bump. I've seen so many people accidentally run the stops signs. It's just waiting for a serious accident.
I would agree! Surely they will place stop lights at some of the intersections. WAY too dangerous.
Rockwall Resident

Dallas, TX

#6 Feb 20, 2013
Dangerous Intersection wrote:
The roads are at such a tough angle to see around and not to mention the unintentional speed bump. I've seen so many people accidentally run the stops signs. It's just waiting for a serious accident.
Ummmm...
http://therockwallnews.com/2013/0116/featured...
My 2 cents

Terrell, TX

#7 Feb 22, 2013
I agree these intersections at the 66/1141 & 552 crossings over John King are the worst design and most dangerous I have ever seen especially at 66 and 1141. Whoever designed this crape and approved it should be sent to a school of common sense.
I drive John King every day and have seen countless people run the stop signs with near misses at the 66 & 1141 intersections. The angle of John King crossing over 66 is plain dangerous, it is very difficult to see what’s coming on 66 and the transition crossing over 66 is so screwed up it will throw around you and anything lose in your vehicle.
It is beyond me why they would even put John King at such a terrible angle crossing over 66. To top off stupidity they put all the stop signs on John King a major (4 lane roadway) instead of installing them on the little two lane roads crossing over John King, especially at 1141.
Driving west bound on 552 towards John King is dangerous; you crest a hill at 55 mph only to slam on your brakes because someone is just starting to slowly crossing over 552.

Anyone with a brain can see this is a terrible and very dangerous design that is going to cause more accidents, injuries and deaths and it is an easy fix,
66 & John King needs a 4-way stop light installed.
1141 needs to have the stop signs NOT John King or at least make it a 4 way stop.
West bound 552 needs big warning signs like they did at 66 and before you crest the hill.

Sad thing is Rockwall won’t do a damn thing about it, and I sure the state will have to spend 150K to do a study at these intersections to determine they are not safe.
Living In The Country

San Antonio, TX

#8 Feb 22, 2013
My 2 cents wrote:
I agree these intersections at the 66/1141 & 552 crossings over John King are the worst design and most dangerous I have ever seen especially at 66 and 1141. Whoever designed this crape and approved it should be sent to a school of common sense.
I drive John King every day and have seen countless people run the stop signs with near misses at the 66 & 1141 intersections. The angle of John King crossing over 66 is plain dangerous, it is very difficult to see what’s coming on 66 and the transition crossing over 66 is so screwed up it will throw around you and anything lose in your vehicle.
It is beyond me why they would even put John King at such a terrible angle crossing over 66. To top off stupidity they put all the stop signs on John King a major (4 lane roadway) instead of installing them on the little two lane roads crossing over John King, especially at 1141.
Driving west bound on 552 towards John King is dangerous; you crest a hill at 55 mph only to slam on your brakes because someone is just starting to slowly crossing over 552.
Anyone with a brain can see this is a terrible and very dangerous design that is going to cause more accidents, injuries and deaths and it is an easy fix,
66 & John King needs a 4-way stop light installed.
1141 needs to have the stop signs NOT John King or at least make it a 4 way stop.
West bound 552 needs big warning signs like they did at 66 and before you crest the hill.
Sad thing is Rockwall won’t do a damn thing about it, and I sure the state will have to spend 150K to do a study at these intersections to determine they are not safe.
IF you all slowed down, obeyed the speed limit and opened your eyes it would not be a problem.
Dangerous Intersection

United States

#9 Feb 22, 2013
Living In The Country wrote:
<quoted text>IF you all slowed down, obeyed the speed limit and opened your eyes it would not be a problem.
Not worth any more of my time responding to your response.
Living In The Country

San Antonio, TX

#10 Feb 22, 2013
Dangerous Intersection wrote:
<quoted text>
Not worth any more of my time responding to your response.
Proves my point...you drive like an idiot and blame it on the county. Typical!!!
Observer

Dallas, TX

#11 Feb 22, 2013
Living In The Country wrote:
<quoted text>Proves my point...you drive like an idiot and blame it on the county. Typical!!!
They know more than you, about everything. LOL!
Nell Welborn

Rockwall, TX

#12 Feb 23, 2013
It does appear to make no sense to put up stop signs on a 4-lane divided roadway instead of the crossing two-lane roads. But the State controls all traffic signs and signal devices on numbered roadways in Texas. Here are two examples of how frustrating this can be:

I was a council member when the city approved plans for Nebbie Williams School north of the Shores. I asked for a traffic signal at Dalton Road/FM 552 and SH 205. Three roads coming into this intersection are controlled by TxDOT. Now doesn't common sense tell you that a new school is going to attract a lot of traffic? But no, that's not the way TxDOT operates. They have to conduct a study to see if there is sufficient demand for a signal.

I also ran into this road block when calling for a traffic signal at SH 66 and FM 549 after citizen reports of many near misses. It took a fatal accident before a traffic signal was erected.

If you want to read more about how the State looks at the "need for a traffic signal," Google the following: txdot traffic signal warrant

You may agree that having some advance warning (stop signs in an improbable location on John King) is better than having nothing. I don't know if the City is currently working with TxDOT on signalizing these intersections.

Hope this information helps us all stay safe.
gegea

Denver, CO

#13 Mar 2, 2013
Texans don't know how to drive..crazy as it gets on the roads.
duh

Rockwall, TX

#15 Mar 29, 2013
Dangerous Intersection wrote:
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Not worth any more of my time responding to your response.
I agree with your comments. The roads need to be designed with regard to how drivers actually behave, not how they are supposed to behave. Unfotunately it will take some deaths at those intersections before the authorities take any corrective remedial action.
Fixed

Lockhart, TX

#16 Mar 29, 2013
Stop signs are there now and there are soon to be stoplights.. City knew about it and took care of it.
What The

Terrell, TX

#17 Apr 2, 2013
Fixed wrote:
Stop signs are there now and there are soon to be stoplights.. City knew about it and took care of it.
Thank you Rockwall for doing the right thing fast!!!
Has been

United States

#18 Apr 3, 2013
Nell , head to the old folks home and don't forget to pick up Cotti, Cecil ,Tuttle and any other crow left in town!
funny

United States

#19 Apr 3, 2013
Has been wrote:
Nell , head to the old folks home and don't forget to pick up Cotti, Cecil ,Tuttle and any other crow left in town!
Lol
Busy B

Carrollton, TX

#20 May 9, 2013
Anyone know of commercial improvements on John King and location?
Not sure I want anything backing up to the beautiful land off of Country Ridge.
You can already hear the traffic noise and that's 10 acres away.. and you can see the cars traveling and the dirt work in progress...
across the lake

Haslet, TX

#21 May 10, 2013
Busy B wrote:
Anyone know of commercial improvements on John King and location?
Not sure I want anything backing up to the beautiful land off of Country Ridge.
You can already hear the traffic noise and that's 10 acres away.. and you can see the cars traveling and the dirt work in progress...
Yes. It is going to be a strip mall/shopping center anchored by an aldi. There is also a Williams fried chicken buying one pad site and pollo regio buying another. I already emailed the city council and complained!!!

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