Target:
Tampa, Florida
Region:
United States of America

Operation Traffic Signal (OTS)

The most dangerous intersection at the James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital (JAHVAH) and the University of South Florida (USF) Campuses and the Luxury Apartments is at Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and Richard Silver Way. There are no traffic signals at this intersection.

Richard Silver Way is the main entrance/exit to the Tampa Veterans' Hospital and across the highway is the entrance/exit to the USF Shimberg Health Sciences Library staff/visitor parking lot.

And next door to the Veterans' Hospital is a brand new luxury apartment, primarily catering to USF students. The luxury apartment reportedly has at least 540 parking spaces.

Again, there are no traffic signals at this intersection in which 50,608 vehicles enter this intersection on an average week day. That is, about 75,000 persons pass through this intersection on an average week day. Highway and road improvements are greatly needed at this dangerous intersection.

USF students living in those luxury apartments are now crossing that dangerous intersection multiple times a day by walking, running and skateboarding.

Why are there no traffic signals? Urgently needed are smart traffic signals, pedestrian crosswalks, turning lanes and modern street lights.

If you are a patient, family member of a patient or an employee at JAHVAH or a student, parent of a student or a professor/employee at USF, you are urged to sign this GoPetition anonymously or by name and ask your elected representatives to do the same. And if you just drive through this intersection on a daily basis, please sign the GoPetition. You may also comment on the GoPetition. Also, please post this GoPetition on your social media sites..

Thank you.


We, the undersigned, call on the US Department of Veterans' Affairs, University of South Florida, Hillsborough MPO Metropolitan Planning for Transportation, Hillsborough County Government, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHA - Special Grants) to take action to have traffic signals installed at the highway intersection of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and Richard Silver Way (JAHVAH Main Entrance/Exit) and the Entrance/Exit to the USF Shimberg Health Sciences Library Staff/Visitor parking lot in Tampa, Florida.

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