Alba City Council plans to seek state help on speeding drivers

By Phil Major
publisher@wood.cm
Posted 5/12/22

tention from the Alba City Council last Monday.

Darrell Kirkley asked what could be done about speeding along Holley St.

He said vehicles coming into town from the east crest a hill and are …

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Alba City Council plans to seek state help on speeding drivers

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tention from the Alba City Council last Monday.

Darrell Kirkley asked what could be done about speeding along Holley St.

He said vehicles coming into town from the east crest a hill and are quickly on top of residents pulling from their driveways.

The speed limit is 45, but he noted vehicles typically are going 50 to 60, which is the speed limit before it drops to 45.

The council noted the city has no control over the speed limit, as Holley is part of State Hwy. 182, but will request that the Texas Dept. of Transportation look at the situation.

The council also briefly discussed adding speed bumps in other parts of town. City attorney Jim McLeroy suggested the city contact the Texas Municipal League about possible liability issues and recommended signs warning drivers be included.

The council agreed to help fund the improvements to a short street extending Broadway to the south to the back of the new convenience store property.

The Alba Economic Development Corp. requested the city’s help with the $14,750 project.

The council agreed to contribute $5,000 from increased sales tax revenues, paid out over five months.

The street will be concrete.