It appears the fate of the proposed Northeast Gateway, a new road slated to connect with Shamrock Road in Killearn Estates, rests with the outcome of a traffic analysis. The analysis will be completed sometime in December.
At Thursday’s Blueprint meeting, it became clear that elected officials were impacted by the organized opposition to the road generated largely by Killearn Estates residents.
The Killearn Homeowners Association have actively lobbied against the project and even hired their own traffic consultants. Residents fear that the project will result in more traffic routed through the neighborhood.
While several elected officials questioned the project, in the end a decision was delayed until later this year. Elected officials did vote to expand the scope of the traffic analysis and allowed for increased transparency.