COMMERCE, Texas -- Texas A&M University-Commerce officials will have a meeting with the Texas Department of Transportation this week regarding the safety of the crosswalks at Highway 50 and Culver Street near Whitley Hall.
This meeting will be held following an accident May 5 when two A&M-Commerce students were walking across the crosswalk near Whitley and were struck by a car. The two students had to receive medical treatment.
David McKenna, A&M-Commerce executive director of facilities and support services, said safety at the crosswalks on Highway 50 and Culver have "always been a concern of the university and, over the past few years, steps to improve the warning lights and crosswalks lighting have been taken."
"We continue to look at ways to improve the crosswalk notification system, and to that end, a meeting with TXDOT will be held this week to discuss additional enhancements," McKenna said.
TXDOT has jurisdictional control of Highway 50 and A&M-Commerce is working with this state agency.
The City of Commerce and TXDOT share control of Culver Street because it is a city street and a state highway, he said. "The City of Commerce has always supported our safety efforts there," McKenna said.
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