Officials are working to make a Lakeland road safer after three people died along the roadway in the past three years, most recently in May of this year.
- FDOT to release report on recommendations for Clubhouse Road
- 3 people killed in separate crashes along roadway since 2014
- FDOT: Clubhouse Road Safety Summary Report (PDF)
The details of a Florida Department of Transportation study will be released tonight and suggest that improvements on Clubhouse Road should be made.
George Jenkins High School student Kalen Kirk was struck and killed by a school crossing guard supervisor as he tried to cross the road in the dark in May. The teen was trying to get to his school bus stop.
In August 2014, the body of Jill Braddock was found next to Clubhouse Road, the apparent victim of a hit-and-run. In November 2014, Scott Sherman, 27, was hit by a Ford F-250 as he rode a skateboard on Clubhouse Road.
The problems on the roadway, which also has a development entrance, include a lack of sidewalks, crosswalks and lights.
The fatal crashes date back to 2014 with three cases of people being struck by cars as they tried to cross Clubhouse Road. All of the accidents happened in the dark.
In addition to lighting (one intersection has already added lighting), FDOT will suggest connecting sidewalks that aren't continuous, adding signs to address speeding and installing left-hand turn lanes at three of the busiest intersections along the roadway that don't have traffic control signals.
The FDOT public workshop is taking place at 6 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church-Highlands City at 5410 Yarborough Lane in Lakeland.