Deaths along East Gun Hill Road fuel need for slow zone

The new slow zone signs along East Gun Hill Road will go up starting Monday. (5/16/14)

THE BRONX - Driving and walking along East Gun Hill Road is about to get a bit safer thanks to a new initiative by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Following a number of deaths over the years, the mayor and his team have agreed to install a slow zone along East Gun Hill Road.

Residents say the fixes are better late than never. They say they hear about accidents in the area all the time.

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City officials say the new signs will start going up on Monday, and the project will last about a week.

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