Cuomo Puts Fix On Ocean Parkway, Local Pols Kvell

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that work is underway on an $8.5 million project to enhance pedestrian and bicyclist safety and mobility along Ocean Parkway between the Prospect Expressway and Shore (Belt) Parkway.

“Creating a safer Ocean Parkway will benefit neighborhoods and families throughout Brooklyn – and ultimately help save lives,” said Cuomo. “Every day, nearly 45,000 vehicles and thousands of bicyclists and pedestrians rely on Ocean Parkway. They deserve a roadway that is safely designed and constructed, and this project will ensure a safer route for all.”

The project safety features include:

· Implementing no-left-turns from the service road at 9 intersections: Avenue C, Cortelyou Road, Ditmas Avenue, 18th Avenue, Avenue I, Avenue J, Avenue P, Kings Highway and Avenue U.

· Replacing six stop signs with traffic signals on the service road at the following locations: Avenue C, 18th Avenue, Bay Parkway, Avenue J, Avenue P and Kings Highway.

· Reconstructing 177 pedestrian ramps, including at the following high incident locations: Avenue C, Cortelyou, Ditmas Avenue, 18th Avenue, Avenue I, Bay Parkway, Avenue J, Avenue P, Kings Highway, and Avenue U. Ramps will be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

· Installing 159 countdown pedestrian signals, including at the following high incident locations: Avenue C, Cortelyou, Ditmas Avenue, 18th Avenue, Avenue I, Bay Parkway, Avenue J, Avenue P, Kings Highway, and Avenue U.

· Installing speed display signs at the following locations in each direction, for a total of six signs: between Avenue F and Ditmas Avenue, between Elwood Avenue and Avenue H, and at Avenue K.

· Upgrading the pavement markings and installing high visibility crosswalks at the following high incident locations: Avenue C, Cortelyou, Ditmas Avenue, 18th Avenue, Avenue I, Bay Parkway, Avenue J, Avenue P, Kings Highway, and Avenue U.

· Upgrading the traffic signs at the following high incident locations: Avenue C, Cortelyou, Ditmas Avenue, 18th Avenue, Avenue I, Bay Parkway, Avenue J, Avenue P, Kings Highway, and Avenue U.

Construction is scheduled to be completed by fall 2017.

Source: Kings County Politics

 

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