Motorists Angry after Popular Traffic Shortcut Closed Off

Motorists are angry after a popular traffic shortcut was closed off last weekend.

3 News reporter Brian Burns was at Whataburger Way near the site of the old Whataburger headquarters.

Whataburger Way is a short street that leads from Everhart, just west of Staples to Gollihar.

City Council, back in 2008, voted to close the street since it was on property owned by the Whataburger corporate offices. Shortly after that, Whataburger moved those corporate offices to San Antonio and never closed the street.

The new owners of the building decided that the liability of owning a public street was too much and opted to close the street last Friday.

The property manager says that motorists have expressed anger that the street was closed off and now they have the problem of motorists using their parking lot as a cut through.

Senior Officer Kirk Stowers spoke with Brian Burns live.


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