Published: Oct 03, 2012 6:20 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 11, 2012 12:52 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Residents in the Briarcliff neighborhood say they were promised a traffic light at the new intersection at Metro Parkway, and they're going to fight for it.

Traffic backs up at the railroad tracks on Briarcliff Road on a regular basis. Residents like John Siddons are worried about what will happen when the new intersection at Metro Parkway opens without a traffic light.

"There's going to be dreadful accidents," Siddons said.

But the DOT says they can't install a light as part of the project. They have to wait until the road opens when they can study the traffic flow. Then, if the intersection meets requirements, they'll install the light.

Residents have even signed a letter they plan to send to the governor's office asking for help.

The group says they won't give up until their road is a safer place.