On Wednesday, WINK News shared a video sent in by a concerned neighbor that recorded drivers speed past a stop sign in front of her home. Danielle Maddox lives near construction for a city utility project, and she said the construction area is negatively affecting her and her family.
Cape Coral police officers are making sure drivers obey the law near Embers Parkway, the site for the Utilities Expansion Project in Cape Coral, Thursday.
“It makes me happy because it feels like we’re being listened to,” Maddox said. “And it makes me feel safer.”
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Hours after the story aired on WINK News yesterday, law enforcement began to watch traffic near Maddox’s home. She is happy the to see the response from the city less than 24 hours after she sent our team the video.
“My mom has almost been hit,” Maddox said. “I’ve almost been hit, and knowing that somebody is watching out for us, it makes me feel safer, makes me feel better, especially knowing there’s a lot of young kids and animals in this neighborhood.”
The traffic continues to be a result of the UEP. Maddox said she confronted the city utility department, and it responded by telling her to file a complaint form.
Maddox wants drivers to take their time driver the detour near her home.
“If they could just take the two minutes it takes to stop at the stop sign and drive through here slowly, then everyone can get through this,” Maddox said. “And nobody needs to be on the news hearing they got run over by somebody.”