Light near Gibbs High has new setup, timing
Dr. Delay Navigating South Pinellas
By LORRIE LYKINS
Published June 17, 2007
South county commuters may feel the pain of Vivian Ahern, who wrote:
"Dear Dr. Delay, I can't stand it! School is out yet the light at the corner of Gibbs High School (U.S. 19 and 11th Avenue S) continues as if school is open and there is foot traffic. On holidays and Sundays the traffic is lined up, engines running, gas is wasted and there is not a car in sight coming from the side residential streets. I'm fuming!"
Motorists may have noted (as the Doc did during a spin through the area) that a new mast arm has been installed in front of Gibbs, allowing workers to take down the traffic signals.
Bill Foster, traffic signal coordinator for the city, told us that in addition to the installation of the new mast arms, the Florida Department of Transportation is repaving the roadway and the current timing of the light is to accommodate that work.
The signal should be operating normally in about two weeks, Foster said.
Sinkhole the reason for 113th Street lane closure
Seminole motorists have been asking about the unexpected lane closures on 113th Street south of Park Boulevard. The three lanes are down to one lane each way and a huge construction project seems to be under way.
County officials tell us that a sewer main break created a sinkhole requiring the closures. The repair project is expected to last just a few more days.
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