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East El Paso residents raise concerns about the lack of stop signs in their neighborhood

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- East El Paso resident are concerned about the lack of stop signs in their neighborhood.

Jose Castillo noticed two months ago that some stop signs in the area had gone missing. Castillo said he worries constantly about being involved in a car crash since its a high traffic area.

"We have a safe neighborhood. The only problem is that the street is very busy and we just have a lot of cars that just fly by here," he said.

Another resident also said he has noticed some stop signs missing in major intersections. He said one solution could be adding some speed bumps to slow down the fast high traffic peak hours.

"They go very fast, very fast. And that's my concern. A couple of times I even stopped next to him and I told him, 'You know, you need to slow down. This is a neighborhood.' You never know if a kid is going to walk out of the house and maybe some tragedy will happen in traffic," another concerned resident said.

The neighborhood is very close to Americas High School and Castillo said he is concerned for students who walk to school throughout the week. He said he is staying vigilant.

"We always have an eye out for the ones that we know that are missing. We just slow down and just look, you know, every way because there's been, you know, cars just drive by and they don't stop."

Castillo said he reached out to 311, but nothing had been done. A spokesperson for the City of El Paso said they are working on a response.

ABC-7 witnessed a city employee installing a new stop sign in an area where it had been missing.

District 6 City Representative Art Fierro said his office continues to have issues with 311.

He encourages his constituents to instead call his office at 915-212-0006.

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