Chris Lane to be re-opened?
A road in north Laredo has seen its traffic problems disappear since it was blocked off more than two years ago.
Now the newly appointed Councilman of District Six is looking into opening the road up and allowing traffic to flow freely through this quiet street once again.
Chris Lane has been closed to traffic at its intersection with Kimberly Drive for over two years now because of a series of accidents.
Traveling southbound on Chris Lane is all down hill which results in cars not being able to control themselves at the intersection and them crashing into the home at 1333 Kimberly.
The owners of that house had to install blockades that are reinforced with concrete four feet under ground.
"I'm one of the ones that advocated closing it down because these people in this house had 20-25 accidents."
One of the ideas to help this area is opening the street again, but this time making it only a one way heading north up the hill.
"If we can make Chris Lane a one way going northbound, maybe for one or two blocks."
This is an idea that had mixed feelings from the residents of the area.
"This has kind of become an informal little area for kids to come and play and ride their bikes and skateboard and stuff like that. If the barricade went down that would all go away."
Councilman San Miguel is not only looking at short-term fixes but a long-term solution as well:
"If we can connect Country Club Drive to Shiloh, then that would alleviate that problem long term.”
The issue was discussed at Council Monday night, with some of the members not wanting to once again make drastic changes to the road way.
Two citizens from the neighborhood came forth to speak in favor of taking down the roadblock and once again allowing traffic to flow in that area.
Ultimately the Council decided to wait until the next meeting to make a final decision.