Van Dyke Rd Traffic Update

Wanted to give all of our residents an update on the Van Dyke Rd Widening Project.

Unfortunately it looks like the project will not be complete until at least until late 2025 or into 2027.

We understand that this does not make any of us happy but we have given Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan an idea for a temporary fix for our situation.

We asked for a temporary traffic light at the intersection of Lake Reflections and Van Dyke. We are asking that the light function Monday through Friday, from 6:30AM to 9:30AM and 3:30PM to 6:30PM. The rest of the time including Saturday and Sunday it would flash yellow on Van Dyke and red on Lake Reflections and Darby. He is intrigued by this idea and will be working with the public works department to see if this can happen.

In the mean time, we need your help. Please email Commissioner Hagan at, as soon as possible. Thank him for trying to make this idea happen. Stress the safety factor and how dangerous leaving our community can be for our residents and school busses, especially turning left onto Van Dyke. Please focus on the safety issue, not complaining. We were able to start this project and have it happen by stressing facts and safety concerns.

Please pass this on to fellow residents and others you know that use Van Dyke.

It is up to us to get this idea to happen.

Thank you.