Article Courtesy of ABC
ACTION NEWS TAMPA BAY
By JJ Burton
Published January 12, 2018
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY — Speeding is still a major issue for people living in the
Bloomingdale area, specifically those living near the Erindale Drive and
Culbreth Road intersection. This is the same spot where a truck crashed through
a brick wall and into a family's pool in July.
"It would be nice if people would follow
the speed limit for sure," said neighbor Jeffery Goddard.
The county said TECO went out after that crash in July to
put in new LED lights to make the intersection brighter. But
many neighbors are still looking for more to be done. The
speed limit in the area is 30, but neighbors say most days
drivers are going over 50.
The president of the HOA, George May, said neighbors voted
to increase their taxes so the money could be used to pay
off duty deputies to patrol the area at night.
"I'm not crazy about speed humps because it's not great for
your car," said Goddard. "But a three-way stop with extra
lights would be great."
The HOA said speed humps are not an option. The county's
study of the road revealed that there isn't enough traffic at the
intersection to make it a three way stop, and there's not enough space to
put in a roundabout.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's office is aware of the issue and said that
speeding has been a problem in the area for several years. Officials have
put signs up in the area and deputies have increased patrols.
"It's good to see that the agencies are working together," Goddard said.