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Islander helps get speed limit reduced on portion of Stringfellow Road

By PAULETTE LeBLANC - | Jun 9, 2021



Islander Priscilla Baluja has been trying to get the speed limit lowered on part of Stringfellow Road for months.

“It was concerning to me that it was 55 miles per hour,” said Baluja. “Not even Veterans is that high. I live in Charlotte Shores, and just in this area there are a lot of side streets. I was told there wasn’t a way to do it, but Brian Miller of the Department of Transportation finally got back to me about speed tests and said they are going to lower it in this area of Stringfellow.”

According to an announcement from the Lee County Department of Transportation, the speed limit along Stringfellow Road from Birdsong Lane to Kingfish Road will be reduced from 55 miles per hour to 45 miles per hour as of June 9, 2021.

Being integral to this new lowered speed was worthy of Miller’s thank you for Baluja’s persistence in the matter.

“I was excited about getting this done because every day I pass by the bus stop and see the kids standing there. No one can turn in this area at 55 miles an hour. People are constantly passing you when you’re trying to turn into your street. It just seems so dangerous,” said Baluja.