It’s rush hour, and on the intersection of 87th and Andrews Highway it’s extra busy. And as we’ve seen too many times, extra dangerous.
That danger hits close to one county official.
“Its because of losing a loved one there, Brad Holcomb, which will be six years this coming May,” says Ector County Judge Debi Hays.
Judge Hays says since that day, safety on that hectic intersection has been a main goal of hers.
“It’s been something I’ve always tried to get in this area: a signal light,” says Hays.
Now the good news is that there will be a light installed in 2020, that plan has been pushed up.
But for Hays, this construction isn’t enough. This week in Austin, she’s talking to lawmakers about why more money needs to be put into other parts of the Basin, instead of other areas like the I-35 corridor.
“We send a lot of the tax dollars to Austin. All we are asking is that we get our fair share, because of the Boom that’s going on out here,” she said.