GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. - Hundreds gathered in the Golden Gate Estates to voice their opinion on Collier County wanting to add an exit for I-75 near Everglades Boulevard.
Right now drivers have to go about 20 miles to reach the interstate, causing what some say is a safety risk. But, not everyone wants the access.
Many of the residents who came to the meeting with county and state officials are in support of the exit, which could go on Everglades or Desoto Boulevard North.
The problem is the project is far from approved and has many more levels to complete, including a survey the state is doing for the first time in history. Some think this is causing years of delays.
Residents say those delays are only creating safety issues since there is no short way to get to this area for rescue crews or evacuation.
Those who oppose the exit say they moved to the estates knowing it was far from main roads because they wanted to be away from traffic. Their fear is the exit will cause more cars and even commercial build up in the estates.
If all phases of the project go through construction wouldn't start until 2019.