|Published:||Oct 18, 2013 3:53 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 18, 2013 4:38 PM EDT|
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - "We have over a thousand school kids on that road, we have residents we have sidewalks, and bike lanes, a lot of users out there," said Darla Latrouneau.
Darla Latourneau made her plea to a room full of Lee and Collier county officials Friday morning, to put the brakes on sand trucks through Corkscrew Road. This week, more than a hundred of trucks rolled from an Immokalee sand mine, through the Lee County road to deliver sand to Collier County beaches.
"This whole thing is going to escalate, especially if there's any dangers or safety issue that come along," said Larry Kiker, a Lee County Commissioner.
Nine businesses and neighborhoods in Lee County channeled their frustrations into an emergency injunction. It asks for the project to limit convoys down Corkscrew Road between 11pm and 6am.
"Common sense would say to take a good look at trying to shift the sand delivery," said Kevin Mcgrail, a Cape Coral Councilman.
"I thought that was a good suggestion, maybe it could be worked into some kind of a compromise where it could be. I dont know why it would be a bad idea, do you?" said Collier County Commisssioner, Donna Fiala.
Or use the less populated Alico Road or keep trucks in Collier County altogether. Collier County responded by filing a motion to dismiss that complaint.
"I think there are solutions to this, but you can't get people crossing their arms across their chest and saying no I'm not moving. It takes some people who want to find a solution," said Commissioner Fiala.
The Collier County Commissioners are expected to discuss the issue during their meeting on Tuesday.
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