Dump trucks traveling Logan Blvd have become a safety issue and an annoyance

Reporter: Taylor Smith Writer: Drew Hill
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Neighbors living near Logan Blvd in Collier County have to hear dump trucks traveling up and down the street at all hours of the day. They believe this is not only a safety hazard but it has grown to be an annoyance.

They want something to be done about the noise that causes the walls and homes to rattle.

Within the last hour, Collier County Commissioners say that changes could come to these neighbors.

They just want it to end so they can get back to living their lives.

People from Lee and Collier Counties who live along Logan Blvd showed up to today’s meetings hoping this will change their noisy situation.

Homeowner Tim Maher says the noise is breaking both Lee and Collier Counties’ noise ordinances.

“I have had conversations with my neighbors standing this far apart and having to stop mid-sentence and wait for the trucks to go by,” Maher said.

When Collier County officials heard about the concerns of truck safety on Logan Blvd, they conducted two traffic studies during the month of February. From the findings, they determined the amount of trucks is not excessive.

Maher doesn’t agree with their response. So, he decided to do a study of his own and even bought a decibel reader to complete his experiment with.

“Over the course of that week, I came up with 668 total events that occurred when the sound exceeded the Lee County ordinance,” Maher said.

After that, commissioners decided to look into restrictions once again.

“You know even if we are under 5 percent I don’t think we claim that victory the big thing is safety and noise.”

The people who live nearby are simply pushing for peace in their homes.  “This road was sold to communities as a residential road, not a road that had heavy truck traffic. I bought my home based on that,” Maher said.

Commissioners did hear them out and decided to ultimately delay the decision in order to conduct a few more traffic studies.

Collier County Commissioners will be bringing up this issue again at the meeting on April 13.

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