THE BRONX - The city is looking to make the intersection at Intervale Avenue and Dawson Street a bit safer.
Raphael Salamanca Jr., Community Board 2's district manager, says the Department of Transportation has a new plan to change the intersection later this month.
"The first thing that's going to happen is that Dawson Street is going to be converted into a two-way, and the parking lanes are going to be expanded," he says. "Therefore, it's going be one lane going up to Longwood, and one lane coming down to Intervale Avenue."
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The centerpiece of the project will be a roundabout with three splitter islands, making it easier for cars to get around.
Pedestrians will also be helped with crosswalks and several pedestrian islands at midpoints of what is now a long and dangerous trek across the streets.
The project is expected to finish later this summer.