Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) has announced that the Department of Transportation will be changing East 15th Street (between Locust St. and Ave. L) from its current traffic flow status as a two-way street to that of a one-way street.
Assemblyman Hikind contacted the D.O.T. after receiving complaints about the congestion on East 15th Street.
“My office spoke to local business owners as well as parents whose children attend school each day at this location,” said the Assemblyman. “We heard from people at Yeshiva Ohr Yitzchok as well as Hasc and then took a look for ourselves and agreed that it was terribly inconvenient and a potentially dangerous situation. This change will ease the minds of many as congestion is reduced and our streets are made safer.”
The DOT said it expects the change to take place this spring. The Assemblyman thanked Borough Commissioner Joseph Palmieri for quickly addressing the situation.