Councilmember Keith Long (District 6) has appraised me on two issues related to issues you have raised with the NWNA. The first is regarding Burnt Store Road.
Many of you have raised concerns regarding the intersection of BSR and Tropicana Parkway. Accidents and near misses are frequent. CM Long is aware of your concerns and is bringing them to the attention of the City and County – keep in mind, Lee County has jurisdiction over BSR.
You may have noticed additional police presence in the area of BSR. This is directly related to residents raising concerns over safety in the area. Additionally, changes have been made to the Embers / BSR intersection during construction to prevent accidents.
Several accidents have occurred at that intersection as a result of the construction and speeding, so changes during construction were warranted. Any inconvenience caused by the devices installed to prevent right-angle collisions is outweighed by the potential prevention of a severe crash.
Please continue to be cautious as you drive through the construction area on BSR.
Second, many of you have raised concerns about ATV use on city streets and in the Yucca Pens Preserve. Safety hazards and noise are the two symptoms residents who live in the inflicted areas have to endure.
The Cape Coral Police Department has increased patrols in those areas and will write citations for illegal use. Please keep in mind, ATV use on a city street is illegal. ATV use on private, vacant lots is also illegal.
Additionally, the Lee County Sherriff’s Department and the Cape Coral Police Department are partnering to increase patrols and presence in the Yucca Pens Preserve to curb incidents.
CM Long continues to raise these and other issues to the proper parties. If it is convenient for you, please continue to raise your concerns to the NWNA and we will bring the issues forward.