DOT looks to make East 165th Street intersection safer

The New York City Department of Transportation says East 165th Street between Jerome and Melrose avenues is one of the most dangerous intersections in the Bronx.

The New York City Department of Transportation says East 165th Street between Jerome and Melrose avenues is one of the most dangerous intersections in the Bronx. (5/28/15)

THE BRONX - The New York City Department of Transportation says East 165th Street between Jerome and Melrose avenues is one of the most dangerous intersections in the Bronx.

The agency is looking to improve safety along the busy stretch of road starting at the Grand Concourse.

Part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to eliminate pedestrian fatalities citywide includes a left turn lane and designated bike lanes at the intersection.

In the past five years, 23 pedestrians have been killed or injured along the corridor between Jerome and Melrose avenues.

More pedestrian islands are also being considered to help shorten the walk for people to get across the street.

Improvements will begin this summer if the plan is approved.

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