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In March 2022 WINK News talked about dump trucks cut through local neighborhoods with narrow roads, and in 2023, dump trucks are still a problem in the northwest Cape Coral area.

The community filed complaints and even went to City Hall to try to change it.

Neighbors on Northwest 29th Terrace in Cape Coral see and hear dump trucks all day as they zip through their neighborhood as a shortcut from Burnt Store Road to El Dorado Parkway.

Dump trucks drive around Cape Coral. CREDIT: WINK News

Cape Coral resident Scott Mayell fears the worst could happen.

“It’s only a matter of time before something happens when one of these trucks hits a bicycle or a child. Then it would be much more serious,” Mjel said.

Mayel moved to Cape Coral from New Hampshire in April, so peace and quiet is normal for him.

“It’s kind of a slap in the face when we decided not to move somewhere in the city, but to come to the northern side of the cape to get away from the traffic. Only for traffic to be the number one problem on our street,” Mjel said.

WINK News met Ed Hawkins when we first reported on this in March, who feared for families on the street.

“They saw that Wink News was either going slow or using a different route,” Hawkins said.

Dump trucks were seen cutting through Cape Coral neighborhoods. CREDIT: WINK News

Neighbors want the city to do something, starting with the “No Trespassing” sign that was put up in 2017.

“They just speed up and down. They are noisy and it’s all about getting where they need to go. And I really think that a mandatory no-traffic sign will solve the problem,” said Cape Coral resident Michael Ryherd.

WINK News also reached out to Cape Coral Police, and a spokesperson said the sign will warn viewers not to drive through the area, but will not restrict dump truck drivers from using the road unless they pose a safety hazard due to structural or geometric issues. disadvantages such as maximum weight limit, narrow lanes, etc. Areas of Cape Coral have adequate infrastructure to serve all vehicle classifications, so signs prohibiting any type of vehicle should not be posted.

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