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CDD supervisors say they will continue to lobby for a traffic signal at their community's entrance and intersection with State Road 64.
East County Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 3 years ago

FDOT puts stop on traffic signal

Move leaves GreyHawk Landing residents frustrated.
by: Pam Eubanks Senior Editor

The Florida Department of Transportation hasn’t budged on its opinion that no traffic signal is needed at the State Road 64 entrance to GreyHawk Landing.

Supervisors on the GreyHawk Landing Community Development District board disagree.

“I don’t buy that,” Supervisor Michael Plaia said. “We have no turning lane heading west and they don’t go less than 70 mph there. I don’t want to give up on this.”

With development in Lakewood Ranch and Myakka putting more traffic on the road, they want to ensure residents can enter and exit the community safely, but are unsure what more they can do.

 The board has twice requested a traffic signal at the State Road 64/GreyHawk Boulevard intersection since 2013, Supervisor Ollie Kyte said.

FDOT engineers have said the intersection does not warrant a signal at this time.

There were less than five correctable crashes there within a 12-month period and a signal would have an adverse impact.

FDOT spokesman Robin Stublen said the organization is completing a study to determine if a roundabout would be warranted at the intersection, but it is not complete at this time.


In other business, supervisors:

• Solicited public feedback on how to improve the communication process. The CDD already publishes an agenda on its website, posts signs notifying residents of meetings and other measures. Residents suggested video streaming meetings to engage more people.

•  Agreed to spend about $1,500 on mulch for garden bed areas; $1,000 on new shell to surround the tennis courts; and about $2,800 for tree trimming.



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