Holly Lake hostage to Ironman event


We live in Holly Lake, which is west of Highway 27 at Johnson Street in Broward. On Oct. 27 we needed to go out, but unfortunately couldn’t cross Highway 27 due to the bicycle leg of the Ironman event.

In order to get to our destination, we had to take the Palmetto Expressway southbound, exit and reenter the Palmetto northbound to I-75 north to Pines Blvd.

What should have been a five mile trip turned out to be 60-plus miles resulting in excessive use of gas, not to mention our time.

This is absolutely unacceptable. There’s no reason, other than hurricane or other emergency evacuation, that a public roadway should be crippled in this manner. I urge the permitting agency to not allow such flagrant, disrespectful and stupid decisions be made in the future that affect taxpaying citizens just trying to go about their business.

Mary Haldimann, Pembroke Pines

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