Improvements planned to make Fletcher Ave. safer

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Improvements planned make Fletcher safer

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Published: 25, 2013

TAMPA — Hillsborough County the nation’s places for and bicyclists, meeting is Wednesday night a public of safety proposed for 3.1-mile stretch Fletcher Avenue.

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estimated $4.4 project targets Avenue from Avenue to Street. The has one the highest accident rates unincorporated Hillsborough.

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More than pedestrians cross stretch of daily. Between and 2010 were 63 accidents there, in three and 22 injuries, Hillsborough records show.

improvements to include pedestrian islands, mid-block crossings and lanes. A is proposed the south of Fletcher, to the of South campus, from B. Downs to 50th The targeted of Fletcher will be

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In 2011, public-interest coalition for America a decade traffic data ranked Tampa nation’s second-most for pedestrians bicyclists. Orlando first.

The of Fletcher among the most dangerous of road Hillsborough, engineers It will the first receive recommended

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Responding to Transportation for report, Hillsborough Kevin Beckner the county’s planning agency study bike pedestrian safety unincorporated areas.

A consulting URS, complied years of data on thoroughfares in study areas: USF, Town Country/Egypt Lake, Park, Brandon Palm River.

390 crashes pedestrians and in those areas between and 2011 in 23 and 268

URS conducted interviews during and nighttime counting pedestrians watching their habits, while documenting conditions made the and intersections The firm that on of the dangerous highways, were darting and out traffic, ignoring signals and crosswalks.

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Last year county commission $8.5 million design and safety features address the problems in 10 study

Federal safety administered locally the Florida of Transportation pay $2.5 of the cost of Fletcher improvements.

Construction is to begin August and completed within year, according the county works department.

the 6:30 Wednesday meeting, staff will the Fletcher and answer questions. The is at University Area Development Center, N. 22

For information, the Fletcher Pedestrian Bicycle project page the Hillsborough website or Steve Valdez, services manager, (813) 272-5275. (813)

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