Easier to see, easier to avoid

Published July 21, 2007

The Florida Department of Transportation last week painted the median edges of the Clearwater Memorial Causeway Bridge bright yellow, a move officials say should make the low-rising concrete barrier more visible. Workers also moved the reflective markings alongside the median closer together. The changes come just weeks after a Clearwater man sued the bridge's designers and builders and threatened to sue the DOT after he was injured in a daytime accident in which a driver lost control of her car and crossed the low median and hit his car. DOT spokeswoman Marian Scorza said the lawsuit had no bearing on the new markings, saying they were done after receiving a number of complaints that the median needed more nighttime visibility.