Letter: The Need For State Road 7’s Extension

I recently experienced a big need for the short State Road 7 extension from 60th Street North to Northlake Blvd.

I live west of Seminole Pratt Whitney Road in The Acreage. Recently, I was returning from Palm Beach Gardens when I hit a police barricade on Northlake Blvd. just west of the Ibis entrance. I was told that it would be closed for at least a couple of more hours, and I was directed to turn back

The only way for me to get home was to backtrack to Military Trail, then go south to Okeechobee Blvd., then west to Royal Palm Beach Blvd., then north on the SR 7 Extension to 60th Street North, then west to Seminole Pratt Whitney Road. This took almost an hour of driving. Had State Road 7 been extended to Northlake, it would have been a viable alternative that would have only cost a few minutes of delay.

What if there was an emergency?

Phil Hauger, The Acreage