Residents of the Waterford on the Alafia subdivision told Hillsborough County Commissioners Wednesday, Feb. 6 that proposed changes to the road could cause even more traffic.
Residents who travel on Bell Shoals Road near Boyette Road know how far traffic can back up during rush hour and when local schools and churches let out. A plan to widen part of Bell Shoals is meant to ease that congestion, but that same plan has residents in one community worried. Residents from the Waterford on the Alafia subdivision showed up in force at the Feb. 6 Hillsborough County Commission meeting. They were there to voice concerns about the impact the widening project will have on access to their subdivision. The neighborhood is located on the west side of Bell Shoals, just north of Boyette Road. Currently, residents can make a left turn out of the community to travel north. When the widening is complete, however, motorists will …
According to Hillsborough County, construction at the intersection of Bell Shoals and Boyette roads necessitated the detour Nov. 16-19.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- D'Ann White
Friday, November 16, 2012
Be prepared for traffic tie-ups at the intersection of Bell Shoals and Boyette roads as the county detours traffic to accommodate construction at the intersection. According to Hillsborough County spokesman Steve Valdez, the detour will take place Nov. 16-19. Valdez said southbound traffic on Bell Shoals will be forced to take a right on Boyette Road at the intersection and then a left onto Deepbrook Drive in Boyette Springs. Deepbrook connects to a new road that doesn't yet have a name. That road will take drivers back to Boyette Road south of Bell Shoals Road. "It's all being done to complete the Boyette widening project," said Valdez. But that's no consolation to the 20,000 drivers who use Boyette Road each day or the dozens of …