Navarro median project open house sparks opinions and questions from Victoria residents

Yesterday, TxDOT held an open house today for the proposed median project on Navarro street, inviting Victoria residents to give their opinions on the matter.

TxDOT officials answered many questions for residents with concerns about the Navarro median project, called Navarro street BU 77. Many were in attendance, voicing their opinions and concerns for this proposed project while TxDOT officials listened and took in valuable feedback. While some residents believe the project will cause issues for the city, Victoria Autos Direct owner Dennis Schroller believes the project is necessary for the city, even if it may effect his business.

“I just can’t think about well it’s all about me and my business and how easy it is to get in there and discount, you know, the people that have to drive on that street everyday. So, you know I think it would be selfish on my part to just one hundred percent say ‘well it may effect me so I’m against it’.” said Schroller.

Other business owners are concerned the medians may reduce the amount of traffic coming into their store, with some residents even questioning the impact the medians will have on accidents across Navarro. TxDOT officials assured those attending that businesses will not be effected and may even see an increase in customers. TxDOT suggest anyone who is interested to stay informed by searching Navarro street BU 77 on the TxDOT website. Additionally, comments and suggestions can be mailed or dropped off at the TxDOT Yoakum office. The final date to leave comments is September 6th.