Drivers in Palmetto say traffic can be a nightmare even without construction

Drivers in Palmetto along U.S. 41 said traffic, on most days, is a nightmare. "Took me two hours Thursday to get from here to Manatee. It's four miles," driver Sherry Batye explained. Action Air One flew over the area one morning during rush hour, and traffic was bumper to bumper for more than a mile. The owner of Burger & Pancake House, located on the corner of 17th Street, said bad traffic is bad business.