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A great view but bad for traffic

The writer says a portion of the road linking Key Largo to Florida City can have better traffic flow with more landscaping.
The writer says a portion of the road linking Key Largo to Florida City can have better traffic flow with more landscaping.

Around mile marker 110 on the 18-Mile Stretch, a little north of the Jewfish Creek Bridge, the road curves and reveals a beautiful view of an ocean flat. Very often there are a few boats in the shallow water with people enjoying themselves in the water. Beautiful scene.

The problem is, it creates a tremendous traffic headache, as rubberneckers slow down to watch the scene, causing very long traffic delays in both directions. It happens on weekends as well as weekdays.

I have a simple suggestion for the state Department of Transportation: Plant bushes, shrubs or trees along the fence in that area. I am pretty certain that the traffic problem will disappear.

Bruce Levy

Key Largo, Weston

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