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Construction semi trucks caught going down one-way

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Ross residents fear being hit by construction semi trucks daily as the trucks would go down the wrong way on a one-way. 

Truck drivers working on the I-35 expansion, we're caught disobeying traffic signs.

"It's dangerous and scary, especially when we have our children in the car," said Tina Kucera, a resident who has to face the intersection everyday. "When we pull off this road to go towards Waco, we've noticed semi trucks are coming at us full force."

On the corner at Oak Leaf and the I-35 service roads, News Channel 25 saw a few of those big rigs ignoring the one-way signs. 

Rebeccah Beasley, another resident in the area, was in the middle of telling News Channel 25 what she saw everyday--when it happened again. 

Frustrated and tired of the wrong way trucks, the community went to Facebook to warn others about what's going on.

One response on a status, "They are horrible. I have started calling and reporting their truck numbers every time they cut me off."  Another response, "It's sad when you have to report them several times for going down the wrong way on a one-way(the only road we have to drive down)"

In this case, semi drivers would merge onto the one-way street before exiting.

"Every other day, many times a week, they come on this side of the road," said Beasley. "The only part we can drive on going that way, when they have that side they can drive on, and they have all the other work space that they can drive on."

News Channel 25 reached out to TxDOT to warn them what was happening. Immediately, they sent an inspector to see for themselves. 

"Everything that we do is about safety, maintenance and our contraction and everything. So, when a situation is created that is hazardous, and we find out about it, we're going to fix it, we're going to take care of the situation," said Ken Roberts, Public Information Officer for TxDOT. 

While the inspector came out to check the scene, trucks kept going the wrong way.

"Basically some individuals are taking a shortcut, but in the short cut, that created a hazard," said Roberts. "We are fixing the problem right away."

Roberts also said if anyone encounters a situation like this, report it to TxDOT right away.  

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