The Intersection Quickly Becoming The Most Dangerous In Midland
From the day we moved into our house off Big Spring Street and Mockingbird, having to take the Big Spring Street exit off Loop 250 coming home from work has been a 'thing'. And from almost day #1, it's been an adventure, to say the least. No one slows down when they pass the 'A' Street exit, knowing they're about to come upon the treacherous off-ramp that causes accidents--most likely due to the sheer volume of cars and trucks that constantly use it. Folks who live here should know that so many don't pay any attention till they are right there, and they end up in the person in front of them's trunk.
I've lost count of how many times, even though I AM paying attention while driving home at 5:15 pm--that I've had to slam on my brakes and swerve over to the shoulder of the road to avoid a rear-end collision with the person in front of me, only to have the person behind me have to do the very same thing to avoid an accident. There have been many times the number of cars that exit here are backed-up at the red light all the way up on the Loop, waiting for a green light to turn onto Big Spring. The lights at all Loop intersections are ridiculously long already as it is, and that's part of the reason for the long backup.
Not to mention the turn lanes once you get up to the traffic signal at Big Spring st. People don't know which lanes and go straight lanes and which are for turning..... I keep telling my wife that one of these days, I'm not going to be able to continue to defy the odds, and I'm going to end up connecting with another vehicle and getting into an accident based on the drivers and the conditions at this portion of the road. Let's get the city traffic folks to look into adjusting the light times at these intersections to relieve congestion at 'rush hour' times along the Loop. What do you think? Comment below and tell us!