LEE COUNTY, Fla.- On day three of a project to get sand from Immokalee to Collier County beaches, there's brand new opposition to the way the sand is being moved. This time, it's from a group of businesses and communities, including the Miromar Outlets, Bella Terra, The International Design Center, and Wild Cat. They say trucks driving down Corkscrew Road are too dangerous!
The sand hauling got underway Monday, but the fight continues to get these trucks off of Corkscrew Road and onto a road less traveled, such as Alico.
The sights and sounds of dump trucks has had people living and working along Corkscrew Road on edge. They say the convoy of trucks is causing more traffic, and bringing with it increased in danger along the route. The temporary injuction filed Wednesday shows the groups named in the motion want one of three things to happen: Reroute the trucks to Alico Road, only allow the trucks to haul sand between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. on Corkscrew, or for them to just keep the trucks in Collier County.
The groups is seeking for a change out here immediately. Collier County officials say the Corkscrew route will save $700,000 on the project.