Neighbors: Jerome Park traffic island dangerous to community

The island, located on Van Corlandt Avenue and West Sedgwick Avenue, was built last year by the Department of Transportation.

The island, located on Van Corlandt Avenue and West Sedgwick Avenue, was built last year by the Department of Transportation. (11/13/13)

JEROME PARK - A traffic island at a busy Jerome Park intersection is causing more harm than good to the community, according to neighbors.

The island, located on Van Corlandt Avenue and West Sedgwick Avenue, was built last year by the Department of Transportation. Local commuters and pedestrians told News 12 that the island is barely visible at night or on a rainy day. They say it has already been blamed for an accident that occurred last week.

City Councilman Oliver Koppell reached out to the DOT to request a study on the intersection, as well as a paint job to make the island more visible.

The DOT told News 12 that the island was installed to provide a safe crossing area for the community and to accommodate children at a local school. They say they are currently reviewing a community complaint.

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