SAN ANTONIO -- While a major construction project might bring flooding relief, Cathy Fernandez worries about what safety problems she believes truck drivers have created.
“Somebody is going to get hurt, or is it going to take somebody being killed or children getting rear-ended on the bus," said Fernandez. "This morning, a guy was coming so fast he barely had time to stop for the bus."
She thinks contractors have truck drivers hauling stuff in and out of the area too fast.
The city is making drainage improvements and spending about $24.6 million on the Seeling Channel flood control project.
It will take years to complete the work and the Capital Improvement Management Services (CIMS) is keeping citizens updated through a Facebook page.
"All this construction is going to be for 3 years," said Fernandez.
The homeowner wonders if that will mean years of anxiety about traffic safety.
She contacted the SAFFE officer in her area, the District 1 councilman and News 4.
I went to my councilman's office and Diego Bernal has been absolutely fabulous," said Fernandez. "His staff responded quickly."
The problem she thinks is not enough traffic patrols. When no one is watching, Fernandez said the construction crews don’t slow down.
"If these guys can't listen and they are not paying attention to the city, somebody is going to get hurt."
We heard from a neighbor that it's not just construction drivers, but also other motorists moving through the area faster than the posted speed limit.
By phone, Councilman Bernal said his office acted quickly to advice all of the contractors to have drivers pay attention to the speed limit and drive with caution.
We will continue to monitor the story for updates.