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Manatee Co. residents frustrated with delay from FDOT in getting new traffic light

Posted at 3:41 PM, Feb 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-26 18:33:25-05

Some Residents in the Greyhawk Landing community of Manatee County are getting frustrated with traffic on SR-64.  

There isn’t a stoplight at the entrance of the subdivision, so drivers have a hard time getting onto the main road. Residents also believe the intersection is dangerous.

“Within the last month there have been at least three serious accidents that have happened at the entrance of Greyhawk, also one of our neighbors was killed there two yeas ago,” said resident Ira Kasdan.

Some residents would like to see a traffic signal at the entrance to the community.  ABC Action News took the concerns to FDOT leaders. A spokesperson told us that the agency is aware of the issue.

They just released a preliminary plan to install medians to eliminate "conflict points" near the subdivision. FDOT leaders said they would hold a public hearing in April to get input from residents about a permanent plan.

"My worry is that we have more accidents, injuries and fatalities before anything is done about this,” said Kasdan.

Residents said they've been working on this issue for more than two years.