Seminole Tribe looking to improve dangerous reservation road

The Seminole Tribe of Florida plans to make improvements to a dangerous road on the reservation.

The two-lane Snake Road has been the scene of dozens of accidents, including fatal ones, since the 1960s. The highway winds through 19 miles of the reservation.

"Because of its narrow, ribbon-like design that 'snakes' back and forth, Snake Road can be a deathtrap, especially when it causes drivers to veer onto the shoulder and then overcorrect, crossing over the road and driving into the canal on the opposite side," spokesperson Gary Bitner told The South Florida Sun Sentinel.

The tribe needs a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to obtain limestone materials for the highway because it will involve destruction of some wetlands. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that the damage won't significantly affect the habitat for the Florida panther.

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