Thanks to the help of an amazing group of community stalwarts, the first median has been relieved of its hawthornes and other plantings. The small shrub had been put in only a few months ago by the beautification committee and helpers, but the required reconfiguration of the entrance at Mauna Loa and Bee Ridge necessitated the move.
Some of the plants have moved to the area of the entrance signs.
The flagpole will be removed to the second median by the developer of HealthSouth, whose expansion triggered the intersection changes. The first median will be replaced by a concrete separator, four feet wide by six inches high.