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Residents Oppose Gas Distribution Center

Denton County residents say facility will make dangerous traffic worse



    Denton County residents are questioning a plan to build a gasoline distribution center along an already busy road.

    Denton Terminal LLC wants to build the facility on Farm to Market 2164 east of Sanger. The center would fill tanker trucks that deliver gasoline to stations across the Metroplex.

    But a group of residents say they are concerned the proposed gas distribution center would mean more dangerous traffic.

    Gloria Delaney's stepdaughter was killed on FM 2164 after her car collided with a truck.

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    "It squashed her little car so it looked like a giant had stepped on it. She was killed instantly," she said.

    Denton Terminal said the refilling station is expected to fill 150 tanker trucks a day.

    "It's going to turn this into an industrial area," resident Deana Miller said.

    "I think it's asking for trouble, and it's just not smart," Denton County Judge Mary Horn said.

    Horn said the project poses an environmental concern because of two water sheds in the area and a major traffic concern.

    "There is no shoulder on that road, and in more cases than not, there is a pretty deep ditch," she said.

    The Sanger Independent School District also opposes the project. Board members said they are concerned about the safety of students who travel through the area and the facility's potential impact on housing development along FM 2163.

    "No one is going to want to move in next to a gasoline distribution," resident Jessie Ashby Bonds said.

    Denton Terminal released a statement that said:

    "Key criteria that were considered in the facility's location were: proximity to the pipeline and the market to be served, road access, as well as the ability to limit impact to local residents and businesses. The property chosen is in a less-densely populated area of Denton County and meets the above criteria."