New DOT project aims for safer street crossing on Third Avenue

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The Department of Transportation announced a new project that aims to bring safer street crossing to Third Avenue.

Some say attempting to cross the street on Third Avenue from East 164th Street to East Tremont Avenue can be scary. The DOT reassured the Bronx community that it is working on the safety measures with a tweet on Tuesday.

 

The DOT said it is working on constructing new pedestrian islands at East 165th and East 166th streets between East 169th and 170th. It also said it is aiming to construct the islands on East 171st and 173rd streets.

It says the goal is to make it safer for pedestrians, calm traffic and improve pedestrian accessibility.

According to Vision Zero data, as of Aug. 31 there had been injuries related to car accidents at almost all of the intersections.

The data stated that three injuries happened on 169th Street, which is the most reported on the map for the construction area.

Residents say it is all about crossing the street in the right place at the right time.

DOT says the work will continue through October.

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