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Tampa, Florida
United States of America

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Petition - Remove the Danger: Highway Intersection at USF & Tampa Veterans' Hospital Campuses & iQ Apartments - GoPetition

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Update: The James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital opened in 1972. For decades a traffic signal was needed at the dangerous  main entrance / exit of the hospital which is on Bruce B. Downs Blvd. In September 2018 Hillsborough County received $1.4 Million from the Veterans Administration for the traffic signal project. And now the Hillsborough County Government states the projected work will be completed no later than mid-2021. You can help put this project on FAST TRACK!

One of the most dangerous intersections in Tampa is on Bruce B. Downs Blvd at the James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital and University of South Florida (USF) Campuses and the iQ Luxury Student Apartments intersection. To see video of this dangerous intersection go to YouTube and search < Sawallesh >. And don't forget to come back and sign this petition.

Urgently needed now on Bruce B. Downs Blvd are critical traffic signals, pedestrian crosswalks with signals, turning lanes and modern street lights. Kudos to the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital which completed action to modernize Richard Silver Way that connects with Bruce B. Downs Blvd!

Who does the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital treat? FOIA 2018 answer: "In FY 17, Tampa/673 treated patients from 66 of Florida's counties, all 50 US states plus D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, and the US Virgin Islands, as well as seven countries outside of the US and its territories (NICARAGUA, SINGAPORE, AUSTRIA, COSTA RICA, POLAND, QATAR, SAINT CHRISTOPHER/St. KITTS AND NEVIS)."

Approximately 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.

USF students living in those luxury apartments are still crossing this very dangerous intersection multiple times day and night by walking, running and skateboarding. And at this intersection, illegal left turns are still being made from Richard Silver Way.

Please sign and comment today, anonymously if you like. Petition is free. Civilians, Veterans and Military are urged to sign this petition. This petition on a regular basis is sent to local, state and federal government officials requesting that they take immediate action on this dangerous highway intersection. They are no doubt reading your comments as there are more than 27.000 web site views.

Please post this GoPetition on your social media sites and forward to the USF, Business and Veterans Communities. It is no doubt that many traveling to and from Tampa's Busch Gardens drive through this dangerous intersection. 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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The Operation Traffic Signal: Remove the Danger at JAHVH, USF & iQ Apartments Intersection petition to Tampa, Florida was written by Robert F. Sawallesh and is in the category Roads & Transport at GoPetition.