A local government agency is asking for Lee county drivers to gripe about the roads and traffic conditions. The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is inviting drivers to fill out a survey on the worst traffic nightmares, and possible solutions.
"It is a great public outreach. We can help people do better on their way to work," said Ron Gogoi of the Lee MPO. "Some solutions may be low-cost, like re-timing a traffic signal, or re-striping a road to put in a left turn lane. Other solutions may take a lot of time, like getting new signals installed."
Tyanna Kershaw of Lee Co. says she has problem area number one: Hancock bridge Parkway and US 41 in North Ft. Myers. "You can't turn right on right from Hancock onto 41 to go south over the river into the downtown area. You wait in line, maybe a half mile on some mornings," Kershaw told WINK. "Very frustrating. They have to do something about that, I am often running late for work and have to call and explain: I am sitting in bumper to bumper traffic."
Drivers can find the survey at the MPO website, or with this link:
They will take in surveys until April 18, then have a traffic committee review the various places and ideas. Then, that committee may press traffic engineers to make some changes to speed things up on the roadways.