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County officials have recently been discussing options to combat street racing in South Tampa. One of the suggestions going around via official e-mails was the idea to close the Gandy Boat Ramp. Apparently, the public access at the boat ramp is where a bunch of street racers park their cars during overnight hours.

Thankfully, it was just announced that Hillsborough County, Tampa Police and FDOT have decided not to put up a gate to restrict access at the popular boat ramp.

“While it is not the county’s preference to place overnight gates at the Gandy Boat Ramp, we want to ensure the nighttime safety of the public driving on the Gandy Bridge. It is my hope that this issue can be resolved without installing gates, however, if this option is recommended by law enforcement officials, there will certainly be a public meeting to discuss all of the issues at hand,” said Forest Turbiville, the Director of the Hillsborough County Conservation and Environmental Lands Management Department.

Full story: ABC Action News