The City of Victoria is holding a public meeting to talk about the construction of Crestwood drive after residents voice concerns

The meeting will be at Shields Elementary School at 5:30 p.m.

VICTORIA, Texas – The City of Victoria is holding a public meeting tonight at Shields Elementary School at 5:30 p.m. to talk about the construction of Crestwood drive after listening to the concerns of residents that live in that area.

On April 8, the City of Victoria reopened a part of Crestwood drive from Ben Jordan to Laurent street concluding phase one of an 11 million dollar reconstruction project that began last summer.

After completion, residents along Crestwood drive began to voice their concerns to city council members stating that the new section now poses a safety hazard for families and children who play in front yards as cars speed by.

Drivers can no longer park curbside in front of their homes.

“We have no places to go with a car, it doesn’t accommodate residential living, they made the road the right of way, in the expense of our parking, they have taken away any kind of street parking buffer between the traffic and front yard,” says Dennis Waller, Crestwood resident.

Residents have held two presentations to city leaders regarding the restriping of Crestwood and now the city has returned the favor to see what works best for everyone

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