Paynes Prairie Warning Sign Complaints
Gainesville, Florida -- Residents hope their complaints about the location of a large warning sign near Paynes Prairie will force F-DOT officials to relocate it.
Garrett Gleim and 276 people signed a petition to Governor Scott requesting that F-DOT relocate the planned warning sign on U.S. 441 south of Paynes Prairie.
The sign will display messages alerting drivers on the conditions in the prairie at that time.
The project is a result of crashes on 441 and a fatal chain reaction accident on I-75 in 2012.
Drivers and residents along the highway say the sign is too close to Paynes Prairie to be effective.
They're main concern is drivers ability to effectively respond to conditions
F-DOT officials will hold a public meeting Wednesday at the Paramount Hotel and Conference Center.
The informal open house is from 4:30 to 6:30 pm and the formal comment period begins at 6:30.
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