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Growing construction brings road debris and hazards to Tampa Bay drivers

Posted at 4:30 PM, Mar 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-13 17:52:08-04

Drivers and homeowners across the Tampa Bay area are finding driving hazards and debris across roadways as all the construction in the area continues.

Nails, screws, pieces of metal falling off of work trucks – those are some of the complaints from so many parts of the Tampa area.

Anthony Rodrigues tells ABC Action News that it’s been a growing problem in the Riviera Bay neighborhood.

“There’s actually chunks of asphalt,” said Rodrigues.

Rodrigues said Tuesday that the work trucks going through the neighborhood are leaving debris across the road.

Several neighbors requested for assistance on See, Click, Fix and Rodrigues said the county sent out street sweepers.

Pinellas County’s Waste Management Division tells us that people can request for a street sweep, but they try to stick to a strict schedule because they clean areas by zone.

They typically try to get each area at least once a month.

However, if you feel there is a bad area, a supervisor will go check out an area and assign a crew to a certain area.

See, Click, Fix receives requests daily for different complaints by neighbors – the city and county work to address issues in a timely manner.