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Help is needed to stop more crashes on 15th Street from Fowler to Fletcher Avenues

Study is open until September 30
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Posted at 5:11 AM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 07:43:56-04

TAMPA, Fla. — There is a new call to action to stop crashes and save lives along N. 15th Street from Fowler Avenue to Fletcher Avenue in Hillsborough County.

There have been nearly 500 crashes over a four-year period on this section of road. Transportation leaders now say they need your help and ideas on how to stop more collisions from happening.

The section of N. 15th Street from Fowler Avenue to Fletcher Avenue is considered part of the high-injury network, making it a risky place for drivers, according to a fact sheet from the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Commission.

The Hillsborough MPO is now launching the N. 15th Street project to enhance safety and mobility for everyone.

There were 489 total crashes on the Fowler-to-Fletcher portion of N. 15th Street from 2014 to 2018. Nearly 320 of those crashes happened during daylight hours.

There were 16 deadly and severe crashes during that same time period, with 62.5 percent of those collisions happening during the day and 31.3 percent involving people walking or biking.

All the pedestrians in the crashes suffered serious injuries, according to Hillsborough County.

The Hillsborough MPO wants drivers to fill out this survey asking for your ideas on fixing N. 15th Street from Fowler Avenue to Fletcher Avenue.

It not only asks what some of your biggest priorities are as a road user but gives you the opportunity on an interactive map to fill in certain safety concerns and your thoughts on what is needed to fix them.

The survey is open until September 30.