City works to fix intersections with obstructed views

The city of Laredo claims a few intersections around town are dangerous.

The city of Laredo claims a few intersections around town are dangerous.

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - As you drive down Shiloh Drive near the Shiloh crossing subdivision, you'll notice a new intersection at backwoods drive. It looks finished, but it's not. The problem is a curve on Shiloh that obstructs drivers' vision, a problem made worse by bushes and a fence.

Kevin Cantu got his drivers license a year ago. He hopes the city will be able to improve visibility in the area.

"It will be very important to be able to see where you are going. Like to see all the cars coming by."

The community development department is taking the first step to clear the intersection. They are asking the city to buy the land, so they can move the bushes and fence.

"Obviously it will make it safer for all the people that travel that intersection. It does lead to a school and so, it's very important that safety be maintained."

The second area the department wants to fix is on Las Cruzes and Flecha Road. Right now the two roads do not intersect. The city wants to connect these two roads so people do not have to make U-turns.

The city will appraise the land. Then, they will negotiate with the properties owners to buy the land. This intersection will be a long-term project for the city.

The first step for both of these intersections is to declare it a public necessity. That will be done Monday at city council. The next step will be to assess fair market value of the of land, and negotiate with the property owners.


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