Road Warrior: Widening project eliminates turn lane Brandon Riverwoods residents paid for

7:36 PM, Sep 20, 2013   |    comments
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Brandon, Florida -- Brandon's Riverwoods community is fighting back against the loss of their entry and exit left turn lanes as a result of the Bell Shoals Widening Project.

HOA President Ken Mackenzie has compiled research supporting the community's claim on their turn lane based on safety studies, studies on neighboring communities, and financial documents supporting residents' claims that they were charged for the construction of their left turn lane based on original plans for the widening that included one.

Hillsborough County Manager of Citizen Services issued this statement in response to Riverwoods community pleas and requests from the 10 News Road Warrior:

"County staff has been/is meeting with residents and will be looking into their concerns. As a result, future Public Meetings may be necessary to updates residents on any design changes that may occur."

Riverwoods community members have a roadside rally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 to 10 a.m., to bring attention to their request that a turn lane, in and out of their community, be added to the working road design.  They also submitted a petition signed by over 75% of the community.

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