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Dangerous intersection must be closed

By Staff | Jan 12, 2023

To the editor:

The intersection of Burnt Store Road and Tropicana has become a dangerous intersection and needs to be closed to cross traffic.

Between Jan 1 and today, Jan 10 there have been five accidents, one involving 10 vehicles. I was a court recognized traffic expert for 20 years and it’s my opinion, FROM OBSERVATION, that this intersection should be shut down immediately. Use the installed “U” system north and south of Tropicana to allow access to Tropicana.

My No. 1 violation observation is the “run through” of stop signs east and west bound on Tropicana, crossing Burnt Store Road. An alarming number of “double run throughs” have been observed, where the vehicle traveling on Tropicana “runs” BOTH stop sign sets. Also the dual lane set up for Tropicana between Burnt Store does NOT allow for full line of site visibility of oncoming traffic at lane capacity. IE Vehicles sitting side by side.

Brian Freeman

Cape Coral