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Monday, April 15, 2024

This Marion County intersection is a death trap

To the Editor:

Where U.S Route 40 intersects with U.S. Route 41, five miles north of Dunnellon, there is an accident almost every day. The traffic is ridiculous and impossible for residents to exit their neighborhood.

The driveway of the catholic church, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, is a death trap for parishioners and the general public to access. There are gathering at that church every day, including the weekend, and people put their lives on the line attempting to enter and exit onto Route 41.

The intersection has been under construction for probably two years now, with a gas station being built there. That’s going to only make matters worse when it opens for business.

Doesn’t anyone from Marion County ever use this road and experience our “death trap” on a daily basis?

MaryJo Smith
Dunnellon resident