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Letter | Carolina Forest Boulevard is one, big, long, headache of a broken promise

Carolina Forest Boulevard traffic moves on two lanes past undeveloped land on July 11. | jblackmon@thesunnews.com
Carolina Forest Boulevard traffic moves on two lanes past undeveloped land on July 11. | jblackmon@thesunnews.com

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Carolina Forest Boulevard one big broken promise

I purchased my home in Carolina Forest exactly 10 years ago. The number one complaint back then from residents: Carolina Forest Boulevard.

Fast forward 10 years and the number one complaint? Carolina Forest Boulevard.

Carolina Forest has grown astronomically over the past decade and includes a population of more than 35,000 residents, 20 residential subdivisions, six public schools, dozens of businesses, and multiple churches - all of this on a 7-mile stretch of a two-lane road that desperately needs upgrading.

The yellow lines have faded. The pot holes and uneven pavement make for a fun obstacle course. Emergency vehicles struggle to respond through traffic despite lights and sirens.

Get stuck behind a school bus or rush hour traffic, and the radio better be on a good station because you're going to be idle for a long time.

Residents have been promised for years the boulevard would be widened, traffic lights put in, and International Drive would be completed.

This popular community and large tax base need these promises fulfilled.

Travis Glatki

Carolina Forest

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