FDOT to announce solution to make State Road 82 safer

Author: SOMMER SENNE Writer: Carolina Guzman
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Known as a death trap, the public will find out what the solution is to make State Road 82 safer this week.

The Florida Department of Transportation said it has a plan after several recent deadly crashes.

According to FDOT, they are taking away left turns at several intersections and adding a traffic light at Sunshine Boulevard.

Crash after crash along State Road 82 has become a reality, with memorials lining the 29-mile stretch of road.

The Fort Myers Police Department said it’s one of their top five problem roads.

Fort Myers police officer Ryan Byner told WINK News he pulls over between 15 to 20 cars a day on that road.

“It’s a key issue out here in Lee County,” said Beiner. “There are a lot of people out here speeding and driving dangerously, and unfortunately, they’re killing people or themselves.”

The work on State Road 82 is expected to start sometime this summer.

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