DOT APPROVES BAILEY AVENUE TRAFFIC SIGNAL REQUESTED BY KOPPELL
Council Member Oliver Koppell is pleased to announce that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has approved his request for the installation of a traffic signal at Bailey Avenue and West 234th Street.
A DOT study confirmed Koppell’s contention that vehicles speeding in both directions on Bailey Avenue presented a danger to people trying to cross the avenue. Installation of the traffic signal is tentatively scheduled to be completed by November 30, 2011.
According to area residents, the large number of children crossing Bailey Avenue at 234th Street because of the proximity of the Bailey Playground and the Ft. Independence Community Center, located diagonally across the playground, made the installation of a traffic signal essential.
“I am pleased that DOT responded to my concerns about the safety of people, especially children, crossing Bailey Avenue at 234th Street by agreeing to install a traffic signal at this location,” Koppell said.