Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Lee County commissioners move forward on plans for Del Prado traffic signal

Good news!  After two years of urging by Ryan Santos' mom, Cape Coral City Council and Cape citizens, BikeWalkLee and others to make pedestrian safety improvements, the County has finally agreed to install a traffic light at this dangerous intersection by Burton Park, used by many children.

News-Press 5/16/12

Lee County commissioners Tuesday unanimously agreed to move forward with plans to install a traffic signal at Del Prado Boulevard and Northeast 3rd Terrace.

The decision comes more than two years after 13-year-old Ryan Santos was struck by a car and killed on his way to Del Prado Park.

While a traffic signal on the street isn’t called for by the Federal Highway Administration, the nearby park makes it a unique situation, according to county officials.

RaceTrac, which has a gas station and store at that intersection, has offered to pay an estimated $300,000 to install the signal.

 See Fox-4 story for video and more details.

See Cape Coral Breeze story.

See BikeWalkLee's 5/11/12 letter to County Commissioners.

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