LEE COUNTY, Fla.- First it was the Hertz headquarters, and now, a church and fast food places are also on the list to develop in southern Lee County.
The intersection of US 41 and Williams Road in Estero is the area in question. As development continues, people who live in the area worry about their safety and they're asking for lights to control the traffic.
There's a stoplight already here at the location, but it's the design of this light that residents say is the problem. There's a left turn lane, but there isn't a designated left turn signal. Some feel it's just a matter of time before an accident happens.
More businesses popping up will mean more cars on the road, but the Transportation Director for Estero Council of Community Leaders says the current intersection isn't enough. He wants FDOT to put in a separate light that will designate cars to turn left headed either south or north on 41. Right now, they have to yield to oncoming traffic.
He also wants a right turn lane put on Williams, just east of the intersection to allow more traffic flow.
For now, the current light seems managable, but come next year when Hertz's headquarters are in place and other businesses build, the traffic is going to grow exponentially.
"This is imminent because look behind here you've got 700 people coming to work. This will be ready in 2015," said Jim Boesch, Transportation Director for Estero Council of Community Leaders.