Busy intersection remodeled for safety reasons

A busy High Bridge intersection known for its hurried commuters and dense traffic has made some significant safety improvements. Remodeling University Avenue and Edward L.

Remodeling the Edward L. Grant Highway is part of a citywide initiative to dramatically reduce pedestrian fatalities.

Remodeling the Edward L. Grant Highway is part of a citywide initiative to dramatically reduce pedestrian fatalities. (12/18/15)

THE BRONX - A busy High Bridge intersection known for its hurried commuters and dense traffic has made some significant safety improvements.

Remodeling University Avenue and Edward L. Grant Highway is part of a citywide initiative to dramatically reduce pedestrian fatalities.

Some of the new developments include islands, sidewalk extensions, updated bike markings and a bus stop median, offering a halfway point to prevent pedestrians from getting stuck in the middle of the street.

"I think it's great because before we could get across the street, the light would change and you'd be in middle of traffic. We needed more time to get across so I think this is beautiful," said one Bronx resident.

The Department of Transportation hopes the recent changes will improve the overall safety of Bronx citizens.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Volunteers repaint Bronx River Community Center
News 12 The Bronx hit the streets to 2 Word on the Street: People who take selfies
Police say a 23-year-old man was shot inside 3 Police: Man shot inside Bronx barbershop
Experts offer advice on reducing healthcare costs at 4 Tips to reduce health care costs
Human remains were discovered at a garbage transfer 5 Human remains found at Hunts Point waste station

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE