An Eye-Catching Median in Texas For All the Wrong Reasons
As traffic builds in the lanes of the Lee Trevino intersection, the sun shines on the medians. Usually, these medians do not catch drivers' attention, unless someone is on them asking for money or some type of help.
For a shiny reason, the median at the intersection of Lee Trevino and Gateway West caught my attention.
El Paso's sun is brutal, so the glare that can be created when hitting pieces of glass is usually pretty strong. While waiting for the stoplight to turn green at this intersection, I could help but be blinded by pieces of glass.
I first thought all the shiny particles were decorative rocks added to the median for aesthetic appeal. When really they turned out to be tons of little pieces of glass, which could be from car crashes or beer bottles.
You never know with El Paso.
We have other medians in El Paso that do have actual eye-catching statues like those martini-looking sculptures, or the fire flowers as I like to call them over on Pebble Hills.
This median could become a reminder to drive safely around El Paso since you don't want to add to the pile of glass and car pieces that can be distracting to some.
El Pasoans are not known to have the best driving skills, even though some surveys say we have the best drivers. If we all took a little time to really look at what debris is scattered around other medians, we might be able to conduct our own survey of where is the most glass on the ground in El Paso.