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Drivers urge Jacksonville leaders to do a 'better job' with traffic signage at Hart Bridge after deadly wrong way crash

New traffic signs were installed, but some drivers say it could lead to more confusion.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Each morning, Lee Decastro takes the Hart Bridge to get downtown and last Monday a close call with a wrong way driver almost interrupted his commute.

"He was just as confused about seeing me as I was confused about seeing him," Decastro recalled.

Hours earlier on that same stretch of road, two people were killed in a wrong way crash hitting a JTA bus.

Decastro thinks replacing the construction barrels could help reduce confusion.

"I think the city can do a little better job showing us where the lanes are instead of great big traffic cones and traffic barrels." Decastro said. "Maybe some of those plastic stakes so it's not quite as intimidating as you come around the corner."

He also wants to see the new 'wrong way' signs moved and says a new 'no right turn' sign contradicts a message drivers see before they reach the turn to get on the Hart Bridge.

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New driving signs were installed at the foot of the Hart Bridge after a wrong way crash killed two people earlier this month.

"About a 100 yards earlier you are being told that if you are in the right lane, you have to turn right and now you are being told 100 yards later don't turn right," Descastro explained.

First Coast News reached out to the city of Jacksonville to see if there would be any additional improvements, but we have not heard back.

Decastro hopes the city takes his concerns to heart. 

"My message to the city would be as soon as we can get the rest of this construction done the better because I think it's going to make this entire area much more manageable traffic wise," Decastro said.

Construction is set to be complete by spring 2022.