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Accident in the making

March 2, 2013
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

To the editor:

After working on the Cape Coral Bridge for over two years they have supposedly completed it. It seems that the Department of Transportation has left the residents and the visitors going west on the bridge in a quandary.

The Department of Transportation seems to have taken the same position we have become used to in Cape Coral, just do nothing and see if anything bad happens. In all their wisdom, on the westbound side they have six lanes of traffic feeding into two lanes.

There are no markings on the pavement or signs to indicate which lane you shall remain in or which lane you should merge into.

It is exceptionally dangerous during the time of year when our northern visitors are with us and they have no idea what to do because in the north they are accustomed having markings or signs. The residents here have accepted this idea as a way of life just to avoid having an accident.

This is an area that is an accident in the making. Is Cape Coral, Fort Myers or Lee County going to do anything about it or just wait until an accident occurs? We can only hope that it will not be a serious one with major injuries.

There is no doubt in my mind that a sharp lawyer will, after securing a large amount from one driver's insurance company, then file a very large suit against the city or county as a contributor or the cause of the accident.

At that time the residents of this area will then have their taxes raised to pay for this accident. Most of us feel that in this area our taxes are about as high as we can stand them now.

A lot of money and confusion could be saved now by getting out there and making the corrections necessary.

Mary West

Cape Coral



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