Midland Residents Making Last Minute Push To Keep Culver Street Open

by Diane Tuazon
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A lot of the people NewsWest 9 talked to aren't happy with how the traffic study was done on Culver Drive, and they say they're not going to back down that easily when it comes to shutting down the Street.

"The school wants this street for their use and not ours. It's not fair, they have money, they have politics and it's just not fair," Resident, Kenneth Wyrick said.

Fighting for a street in the neighborhood means a whole lot for the people who have lived on Culver Drive for years.

"What happens when they want a baseball field or track? Is this going to continue for years?" Resident, Clayton Hooper said.

Midland Christian wants to shut down parts of Culver Drive to expand their campus, and at last months City Council meeting a traffic study was ordered, but many long time residents feel that traffic study wasn't done fairly.

"They ran it on a Saturday and Sunday and on President's Day where there's no school. It just isn't a fair reading," Wyrick said.

Residents NewsWest 9 spoke to say they plan to express their concerns on an unfair traffic study at Tuesday's meeting, and many residents say they'll fight for Culver Drive until the end.

"Just to come in and take away our street is unconstitutional. It's not that we're against their school improving, but it can be done without closing our street," Resident Nobel Wyrick said.

NewsWest 9 tried contacting Midland Christian School and their officials, but they were unable to comment.

A council meeting will be held Tuesday morning at 10:00a.m. at the Martin Luther King building.