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Old 10-22-2009, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Riverview, FL....for now.
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The traffic in Brandon has really gotten bad over the years...but I honestly have to say that down on Lithia, headed towards Riverview/Fish Hawk is the worst! Who came up with these plans!? They built all this residential areas with no room to expand the roads. Now if you have thousands of homes, obviously there is going to be traffic, so why would you create a development without room to expand the roads? On Bloomingdale headed towards Lithia, would be nice to have 3 lanes on each side and on Lithia have atleast 2 lanes on each side. It's aweful and I can't stand going out that way.

Another very congested area is around the mall, it get's really bad out there, especially on 60, so had they left some room, they could've added an extra lane per side. Down on Parsons by the hospital, it gets worse!

I just don't understand why they would build all these homes and not think of roads along with the contruction. More homes means more people, it's just common sense!
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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I think the county did have some sort of requirements in place, but the developers were able to talk their way out of them. I don't know what will happen. There is no room to expand, and if the county was to try and widen the roads or perhaps build new ones, the neighborhood associations and NIMBY-like groups would yell and scream.
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:55 AM
 
Location: anywhere
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The traffic in Brandon has really gotten bad over the years...but I honestly have to say that down on Lithia, headed towards Riverview/Fish Hawk is the worst! Who came up with these plans!? They built all this residential areas with no room to expand the roads. Now if you have thousands of homes, obviously there is going to be traffic, so why would you create a development without room to expand the roads? On Bloomingdale headed towards Lithia, would be nice to have 3 lanes on each side and on Lithia have atleast 2 lanes on each side. It's aweful and I can't stand going out that way.

Another very congested area is around the mall, it get's really bad out there, especially on 60, so had they left some room, they could've added an extra lane per side. Down on Parsons by the hospital, it gets worse!

I just don't understand why they would build all these homes and not think of roads along with the contruction. More homes means more people, it's just common sense!
This is why I don't recommend the area to people who come on this forum asking for suggestions on where to live. I like it here but there are just too darn many of us as it is now I really would rather a ton of folks leave before others move in.
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Riverview, FL....for now.
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Awww...I see where you are coming from, but I would never not recommend the area to someone who is interested. Brandon is a really great area, especially for families. I think it's ok that people are moving in, but the developers just did a crappy job planning out the roads with the housing communities...

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This is why I don't recommend the area to people who come on this forum asking for suggestions on where to live. I like it here but there are just too darn many of us as it is now I really would rather a ton of folks leave before others move in.
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Riverview, FL....for now.
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I know, and that is the problem-there is no room to expand. This is why it upsets me because they didn't think this out very well. The county should not have permitted developers to talk their way into what they wanted. The county knew it would end up like this, they should have done this smarter...

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I think the county did have some sort of requirements in place, but the developers were able to talk their way out of them. I don't know what will happen. There is no room to expand, and if the county was to try and widen the roads or perhaps build new ones, the neighborhood associations and NIMBY-like groups would yell and scream.
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Old 10-23-2009, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tn
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I grew up in that area. Seffner actually. I remember as a kid, we had to go to Brandon for groceries, McDonalds, everything. It grew up a lot, and the roads did not. I used to live off Providence, near 60. Traffic was so horrible, i hated going anywhere. Christmas time was worse, being so close to the mall. So glad i moved away from there...
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:31 PM
 
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New Tampa is just as bad, if not worse. It's a long developed area along a essentially a single road - the bland and boring Bruce B Downs Blvd. It parellels 275 for miles, but doesn't actually connect. It's literally like 'you can't get there from here'. And just like Brandon, they've built thousands of homes along this one single route. Traffic is bumper to bumper for miles. It's a miserable suburban wasteland.
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:32 PM
 
Location: somewhere in the south
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Two words...

population growth!
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Old 10-26-2009, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Riverview, FL....for now.
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Hey- kwflconch--you from KW? I used to live in Marathon...! Hello to a fellow keys-er!
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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The traffic in Brandon has really gotten bad over the years...but I honestly have to say that down on Lithia, headed towards Riverview/Fish Hawk is the worst! Who came up with these plans!? They built all this residential areas with no room to expand the roads. Now if you have thousands of homes, obviously there is going to be traffic, so why would you create a development without room to expand the roads? On Bloomingdale headed towards Lithia, would be nice to have 3 lanes on each side and on Lithia have atleast 2 lanes on each side. It's aweful and I can't stand going out that way.

Another very congested area is around the mall, it get's really bad out there, especially on 60, so had they left some room, they could've added an extra lane per side. Down on Parsons by the hospital, it gets worse!

I just don't understand why they would build all these homes and not think of roads along with the contruction. More homes means more people, it's just common sense!
I purposely stayed away from buying in the Fishhawk/River Hills area just because of the traffic. Can't see why people would want to deal w/ that everyday.
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