Families who live along Abrams Road in Dallas’ Lakewood community say they feel a lot safer Wednesday morning.
The stretch of road between Lakewood Boulevard and Monticello Avenue has been prone to crashes. In the last three weeks, drivers have crashed into utility poles, trees and homes.
This month a man was hit by a vehicle and killed off Abrams near Vanderbilt, and two weeks earlier a car plowed through a woman’s bedroom. According to residents, speed was a main factor in many crashes.
The City of Dallas performed a study on the stretch of road and, after reaching out to Council Member Mark Clayton of District 9, police officers began patrolling the area. According to Clayton, officers issued 151 tickets in four days.
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The upcoming bond program has money for seven lights, which will cost about $250,000, according to Clayton. It will help with problem areas on Mockingbird Lane, Abrams Road and Buckner Boulevard, among others.
Residents can vote on Clayton’s proposed solution in November’s bond election.