Drivers concerned over crack spanning four lanes of Tampa Road

Posted at 8:06 PM, Apr 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-17 08:11:07-04

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla — A crack that opened up across a busy stretch of Tampa Road had some drivers worried if it's safe. 

Julie Yapp knows the area well but until Monday morning, she hadn't noticed the deep crack that spans across four lanes of traffic. 
"If you look this way it looks like it’s buckling all the way across," she said.

She snapped a picture and posted it to Facebook hoping to figure out who to call.
"I was surprised the reactions and the amount of fear that some people expressed," said Yapp.
Many people told her she needs to report it to whoever is in charge of that road - in this case it's Pinellas County.
"I emailed two different people, and left a message with public works," she said. "I don't know how fast they get around to these things, or if they even let you know they're working on it."
But, Monday while ABC Action News was there, an official showed up and snapped pictures of the crack and looked at the bridge. 
"I drive this way every day so if something is wrong I don’t really want my family on this road," said Yapp.

County officials determined the crack is not affecting the structural integrity of the bridge - it's superficial, but they appreciate people who call in and report these things so they can follow up.

They say download the see, click, fix app on your phone and report issues happening around Pinellas County. The request goes directly to the appropriate agency. They also suggest contacting the public works department on their website.