|Published:||Nov 09, 2012 11:41 PM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 09, 2012 11:41 PM EST|
ESTERO, Fla.-The Florida Department of Transportation will not install a light at a controversial intersection in Estero.
In February 2012, 17-year-old Danielle Chapman died while trying to cross U.S. 41 at Sweetwater Ranch Boulevard, near Coconut Point Mall.
After that, her parents and other community members rallied for a stoplight there. But Florida DOT says a study of the intersection found a signal is not needed.
Community members tell Wink News they won't give up.
"We're not ready to concede anything. We feel very strongly that it's still dangerous, very difficult intersection to get out on," said Dick Schweers of the Estero Community Council.
Transportation officials plan to conduct a second study on the intersection during season.
Right now, the signal at that location blinks yellow and only changes to red when the fire department responds to calls.