Lake Worth residents crying over Wawa

Some Lake Worth residents are pleading with Palm Beach County commissioners not to approve a land use change that would allow a 24-hour Wawa gas station to be built at the intersection of Hypoluxo Road and High Ridge Road.

Residents were successful three years ago in blocking a plan to put a gas station in their neighborhood. They are now emailing commissioners, telling they them to vote no-no on Wawa.

Many are sending a form email telling commissioners: “The neighborhood has been there since before I-95, and the High Ridge Road area is unique in character and should be protected!  It is already heavily congested and more traffic will lead to even more accidents, injuries, and fatalities.”

Commissioners aren’t expected to consider the Wawa proposal until August.

Residents opposed to a proposed gas station on a lot at High Ridge and Hypoluxo hold signs expressing their opposition Monday, April 11, 2016. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)

Residents opposed to a proposed gas station on a lot at High Ridge and Hypoluxo hold signs expressing their opposition Monday, April 11, 2016. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)